David Barksdale

Board Chair

David Barksdale is Managing Director of Alluvian Capital, LLC a privately held company with diversified investments in the telecommunications and software industries.  David is also Co-Chairman and former Chief Executive Officer of Spread Networks, LLC.  During his tenure as CEO, Spread Networks completed construction of its Chicago-to-New York fiber optic network and expansion of services throughout the greater Chicago and New York markets.  Mr. Barksdale previously worked as an attorney in the New York offices of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP. He holds a juris doctorate from New York University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University.

David also serves as on the board of trustees for Tulane University, the National World War II Museum, the Greater New Orleans Foundation and the New Orleans BioInnovation Center.