David Hale is a Director in the Investment Banking group. He has over 15 years experience in investment banking, private equity, and corporate finance with a focus on industrials sectors including automotive (automotive aftermarket and Tier I), industrial manufacturing, and distribution.

Prior to joining Stout, David was a Director at Angle Advisors, a boutique investment bank specializing in sell-side M&A services for industrial companies. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Tribar Technologies, a leading Tier I automotive supplier of decorative trim solutions to Ford and other OEM customers. David’s experience also includes 8 years with HCI Equity Partners, a Washington, DC middle-market private equity firm investing in growth-oriented industrial product and service companies. He began his career at Edgeview Partners (acquired by Piper Jaffray).