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David Duval

Principal, Claiborne Advisors Inc.

David Duval has been principal of Claiborne Advisors since 2000 and is one of the area’s most connected advisors in the mergers and acquisitions sector. Claiborne Advisors is an investment banking firm that assists middle-market companies with mergers and acquisitions and institutional growth capital needs in the $5-$50 million range. It focuses on manufacturing, distribution and service companies in the Southwest. Duval’s prior experience includes being an institutional floor broker on the New York Stock Exchange, venture investment research and due diligence, and real estate development. He is active in Chairmen’s Roundtable, Corporate Directors Forum and Association for Corporate Growth.

ALMA MATER: Princeton University

HOBBY: Flying

FUN FACT: He was a competitive rower.