David R. Strawn
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer
Prior to co-founding the Bar Group, Mr. David R. Strawn, over the past 30 years, has engaged in the practice of securities law, as an attorney, and has participated, as a private investor, in various business ventures. As a practicing attorney, Mr. Strawn has represented: registered broker dealers, venture capital investors, public reporting companies, issuers in private and IPO transactions, private and public companies in acquisition transactions, domestic broker-dealers and foreign broker-dealers engaged in cross boarder business and has participated in the development of an online Internet based trading system providing both order execution in trading securities and an online investment banking platform.
Mr. Strawn has worked extensively in offshore financial markets and participated in the development of cross border PATRIOT Act compliance programs. As a private investor, Mr. Strawn has participated in the strategic planning, development and funding of start-up companies, and acquisition and collaboration transactions involving early stage growth and mid-cap companies engaged in various industries, including: mining and natural resources, healthcare, biosciences, financial services, telecommunication, construction and transportation. Mr. Strawn graduated from Portland State University, summa cum laude, with a degree in finance in 1977 and from the University of Arizona-Arizona School of Law, with honors, with a Juris Doctorate degree in 1980. Mr. Strawn resides in San Diego, California.