David Gobberdiel
Managing Director, Head of Financial Institutions Group
Performance Trust Capital Partners

David first discovered policy debate at Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa. He later took up coaching as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago (the college did not have a policy debate team at the time), working with Oak Park & River Forest high school team in Oak Park, Illinois, the University of Chicago Laboratory School, and later with Chicago Debates. David served as a member of the Chicago Debates Associates Board.

In 2010, David introduced Performance Trust Capital Partners to Chicago Debates, beginning a relationship in support of urban debate in Chicago which remains strong today. Today, he leads the Financial Institutions Group at Performance Trust Capital Partners and remains an avid, lifetime advocate of speech and debate.