Before founding The Garamond Agency, David was publisher and then Executive Vice President at Addison Wesley Longman, responsible for trade, professional, and international publishing and a member of the company’s Board of Directors.
Among the bestselling authors he has worked with are T. Berry Brazelton, Richard Feynman, Sara Lawrence Lightfoot, Susan Love, H. G. Bissinger, Robert Bly, and Bailey White. He has published numerous national and international bestsellers, and among his many award-winning books, three were National Book Award Finalists.
David has served on the executive boards of the trade division and of the international division of the Association of American Publishers. He has extensive experience in international publishing and has been actively involved in developing educational and trade publishing in countries around the world. In 1998, he co-founded The Garamond Agency with Lisa Adams.
David has lectured at and served on the faculty of the Columbia Publishing Course for many years, managing its annual book workshops at the School of Journalism in New York and at Oxford University.