David Rountree is a Managing Director in Equity Sales. Prior to joining Cowen, Mr. Rountree spent five years at Dahlman Rose where he was a Vice President in institutional equity sales. He holds a BA in Economics from Johns Hopkins University.
What’s your typical day?
A normal day would be to come in in the morning and read the research. I’m in around 6:30. We have a trading call at 7:05 that goes until 7:20. At 7:20 we have the research meeting where each analyst who put a note out will give a three minute overview of the call for the day. That goes until about 8 o’clock, which is the busiest part of the day. The capital markets team might come in then if there’s a deal. I try to have lunch with clients every day and I’m on the phones all day and often meetings at night.
Do you have a daily routine?
There is no daily routine. Some days you have six meetings scheduled. Other days, just one and you spend those days trying to make new introductions.
Where are you focusing your energies now?
The Washington Research Group and credit special situations are getting particular focus now, but what I love about working here is that we’ve built a large, generalist platform that gives me an opportunity to interact with more clients. We came over from Dalman Rose in 2013 and were much more focused on energy and industrials. We’ve grown along with Cowen.
You have time for any hobbies?
I played football at Johns Hopkins in college and have always liked watching college football. I’m also a big Patriots fan.