Founder Partner, AcadiaSoft Quantitative Services

Advisory Council, Committee on Global Thought

David Bartsch is the founder of Quaternion Risk Management Inc, a fintech risk software startup recently acquired by AcadiaSoft, Inc., the leading industry provider of risk management services for the global derivatives industry controlled by the world’s largest dealer banks and exchanges. David continues to advise financial institution management and Boards of Directors on capital markets risk management and regulatory compliance as a senior partner in the new AcadiaSoft Quantitative Services Division. David has held senior leadership positions at Genworth Financial and GE Asset Management where he managed global bank fixed income investments. Earlier in his career he served as Managing Director at GE Capital Market Services and Senior Vice President in Financial Institutions Banking at Irving Trust Company and The Bank of New York where he ran Capital Markets and Corporate Finance. He holds a BA degree in Political Economy from Williams College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. A life member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, David is also active with the Center on Japan Economy and Business of Columbia Business School. David received the Phillippe Award from General Electric Company, its highest award for distinguished community service in recognition of his leadership and support for international secondary education as Chair of the US Committee for United World College Schools (UWC).



  • M.A., Business, Harvard Business School
  • B.A., Political Economy, Williams College