David McCombie III
University of Miami - Economics | Finance
Harvard - Corporate Law | Negotiation Strategy
2001 Mas Family Scholar
"I am grateful for having received the Mas Scholarship and all of the opportunities that it has enabled. Perhaps most importantly, the mentorship and support that the Foundation provided has been instrumental in my professional growth."
David McCombie is Founder and President of McCombie Group, LLC—An innovative advisory firm supporting investors and owners across their direct private investments and closely-held operating businesses. A thought leader on private equity, he has been a featured speaker at international investment conferences, and teaches a course at the University of Miami School of Business based upon his upcoming book on the subject: “The Family Office Practitioner’s Guide to Direct Investments.”
David is a former McKinsey & Company management consultant—A specialist in corporate strategy, he managed multiple client teams across a variety of industries to quickly develop strategic recommendations within complex, uncertain environments. In 2009, he was selected as a McKinsey Global Institute Fellow to further develop the firm‘s regulatory capabilities (approximately 10 of 10,000 McKinsey consultants selected/ year). Prior to joining McKinsey, he briefly worked as an associate within the financial institution group at Citigroup Global Banking in New York.
David graduated from Harvard Law School where he focused on corporate law & negotiation strategy, and also did extensive coursework in corporate finance at the Harvard Business School. His thesis, “Hispanic Private Equity: A Cultural Approach to Achieving Superior Investment Returns” was published in the Harvard Latino Law Review. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Miami with a degree in Economics/Finance, where he was a Mas Family Scholar. He is also a licensed Florida attorney.