David Apgar is the author of Risk Intelligence: Learning to Manage What We Don't Know (Harvard Business, 2006) and Relevance: Hitting Your Goals By Knowing What Matters (Jossey-Bass, 2008). Both books are based on ten years of best practices research for corporate finance teams as a managing director at the Corporate Executive Board.
Mr. Apgar is also the co-founder of GoalScreen LLC, a web-based prediction engine that works on smart-phones and browsers to simplify project and business performance management, predict complex results, and test stock and bond price models. He advises the World Bank Group and USAID on project monitoring and evaluation with a focus on finance-sector and advisory development work.
In recent years he has also managed the risk portfolio of BlueOrchard Finance, the largest for-profit microfinance fund. He previously worked for McKinsey, where he served insurance, reinsurance and capital markets clients as a consultant and engagement manager for three years and as a vice president for financial institutions in the early 1990s at Lehman Brothers.
Prior to that, Mr. Apgar was responsible for building a framework for bank security sales as Senior Policy Advisor to the U.S. Comptroller of the Currency.
Earlier, as staff economist to Senator Bill Bradley, he proposed a debt relief program for Mexico, which became the precursor to interest rate relief Brady bonds.
He holds a B.A. from Harvard University, an M.A. from Oxford University, and a Ph.D. from the RAND Graduate School.