David Dekker

David Dekker serves as Managing Partner of Cat Trail, a family investment office he founded in 2004. Cat Trail invests in a variety of asset classes utilizing active modeling in building and optimizing portfolios.  With a focus on valuation and diversification, Cat Trail has a trading operation for publicly traded positions and monitors various markets for prudent investing in funds and private placements. 

David currently serves on the advisory committees of Freedom 3, a private credit solutions fund, Alta Community Investment, a real estate development fund, and Cirrus Ventures, a venture debt fund. David also serves on the Board of Directors of Manor Resources, a fintech company with product offerings such as Turbo Title Loan.

Formerly, David was Chief Operating Officer and co-owner of Marcel Dekker, Inc. (Dekker), an international scientific, technical, and medical publisher. David positioned Dekker as a technology leader, overseeing all online product development and strategic acquisitions. In January 2004, Dekker was sold to Taylor and Francis, now a division of Informa plc.

In 1995, David founded CrossRoads Media, LLC, an investment holding company specializing in publishing services. David directed all company activities, including the acquisition of Achorn Graphics, a traditional compositor which transformed itself into a high demand XML tagging house with proficiency in rendering scientific notation and mathematic formulae. SPI Technologies, Inc. acquired Achorn Graphics in December 2002.

David established the Dekker Foundation in 1997. Endowed by the Dekker family, the Foundation’s mission is to support improvements in medical care, environmental conservation, and community through education, advocacy, and empowerment.

David was awarded BS degree in Management Science from the University of Rhode Island and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Executive Management Program at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. Post graduate work included the Executive Education Program “Mergers and Acquisitions” at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.