David Conrod is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FocusPoint and LandC Investment, LLC. Mr. Conrod is a veteran private fund placement executive, with more than 25 years’ experience fundraising and building profitable new financial services businesses. Prior to launching FocusPoint in 2010, Mr. Conrod was a Senior Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners, LLC, where he led the firm’s institutional distribution initiatives globally. Mr. Conrod joined Guggenheim at the firm’s inception in 2000 and for over a decade played a key role in the sourcing, diligence, and growth of six distinct Guggenheim-sponsored asset management entities. Collectively, these businesses raised $6 billion of limited partnership commitments. During his Guggenheim tenure, Mr. Conrod also established the firm’s Private Fund Group and successfully obtained over $7 billion of fund allocations for general partnerships external to the firm. From 1992-1999, Mr. Conrod was Director of Sales and Marketing at HSBC Asset (Americas), Inc., where he was responsible for distributing the bank’s private equity vehicles in Asia and Europe. Mr. Conrod earned an A.B. from Kenyon College and an M.B.A. from Columbia Graduate School of Business. Mr. Conrod serves on the Board of Directors of Rise Line Business Credit.