Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer
Atalan Capital Partners, LP
David Thomas is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Atalan Capital Partners. Founded in 2015, Atalan is a long/short equity manager that employs a research-intensive, fundamentally-oriented, value-driven strategy with the goal of building a concentrated, highly-liquid portfolio of “best ideas/biggest asymmetries” across all major sectors and geographies. Atalan seeks to identify long and short investments primarily in equity and debt securities issued by U.S. and non-U.S. publicly-traded companies as well as opportunistic investments in other liquid asset classes
David’s 16 years of investment experience spans multiple sectors, geographies, and asset classes (including equity long/short, credit, distressed, private equity, and commodities). Prior to founding Atalan, David was an investment analyst with Soroban Capital Partners, an equity long/short hedge fund. Before joining Soroban, he was a partner and sector head with Highside Capital Management, an equity long/short hedge fund. Prior to Highside, David was a portfolio manager with Perry Capital, a global multi-strategy hedge fund. David began his career in private equity investing with The Beacon Group and J.P. Morgan Partners and in investment banking with J.P. Morgan Securities.
David received his MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business where he was an Arjay Miller scholar and his BA summa cum laude from Duke University where he dual majored in Economics and International Studies.