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Meet Our Class of 2018 Fellows: David Fayngor


Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business

Raised in California, David moved to Medford, Massachusetts to study economics at Tufts University. Post-graduation, he joined Discover Financial Services' Consumer Banking Leadership Program (CBLP) in Chicago. At Discover, he worked to migrate Discover's data management platform, building his foundation in data. David then moved to New York City to join Digitas, a digital marketing agency, on the data and analysis team. Over three years, David worked across major CPG, financial services, media, and retail brands to measure the impact of brand and e-commerce media. At Digitas, David served as the Co-Chair of Chez Nous, Digitas' LGBTQ employee resource group, bringing speakers like Janet Mock and Johnathan Van Ness in to educate and inspire employees. Outside work, David enjoys skiing, playing Settlers of Catan, and listening to podcasts.


What made you consider business school?

Through my experiences analyzing trends in data, measuring the impact of media, and advising clients on brand strategy, I have developed an understanding of the factors that drive decision making. I am ready to take my career to the next level, and consider business school as the best place to learn, to practice, and to prepare myself for the next stage.


What are you most excited about in terms of your time in business school?

The community. Tuck is a special place, and I cannot wait to meet my future friends. Also, I am excited (and anxious) to learn how to play ice hockey!


Who are some leaders (in the LGBT community, in business, or in society) that most inspire you?

Angela Ahrendts, current SVP of Apple retail and former CEO of Burberry.


What's one thing everyone should know about you?

I am still upset over the ending of LOST.