David A. Essex
Chief Operating Officer
Dave has more than 30 years of finance and operations experience, ranging from fintech start-ups to global financial services organizations. He has built and run corporate, finance and risk functions for multiple organizations. As one of the founding partners of Primestone, he specializes in business assessment and advises on scalable growth, acquisition integration and financing strategies with a heavy focus in the financial services and mortgage-related fields. Previously, Dave was CAO/CFO at Promontory MortgagePath (PMP), a fintech provider and an outsourced loan processing and trading company. Prior to PMP, he held senior financial positions at FirstKey Holdings (a Cerberus portfolio company), Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers. Dave began his career at Ernst & Young.