David Einhorn is president of Greenlight Capital, Inc., which he co-founded in January 1996. Greenlight Capital is a value-oriented investment advisor whose goal is to achieve high absolute rates of return while minimizing the risk of capital loss.
Greenlight’s investment philosophy is to combine the analytical discipline of determining fair value with a practical understanding of markets. The firm believes that an investment approach that emphasizes intrinsic value will achieve consistent absolute investment returns and safeguard capital regardless of market conditions.
David is Chairman of the Board of Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd. (NASDAQ:GLRE) and a Director of BioFuel Energy Corp. (NASDAQ:BIOF). He is the author of Fooling Some of the People All of the Time: A Long Short Story, published in May 2008. He also serves on the boards of Hillel; The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research; Realizing The Dream, Inc.; Natan; and on the Leadership Council of the Robin Hood Foundation.
David graduated summa cum laude with distinction in all subjects from Cornell University, where he earned a B.A. from the College of Arts and Sciences.