David Scot Dusenbury
David Scot Dusenbury, beloved husband of Karen Dusenbury, passed away May 1 in Bridgeport Hospital after a short but heroic battle with cancer. He was 50 years old.
Born in Bronxville, NY, the son of Joseph and Elaine Dusenbury, David was raised in Eastchester, NY and graduated from Eastchester High School. He went on to obtain a BA in Economics from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.
David was a devoted and respected professional in the finance industry, where he built a career over nearly three decades. He earned his MBA at night while working as a junior analyst at Solomon Brothers, and later as an MBA trainee at Credit Suisse First Boston. After completing his MBA, David was promoted to a Senior Analyst role at Credit Suisse, where he published extensively on financial institutions, earning him recognition by Institutional Investor Magazine as a top analyst three years in a row. He later found real passion in the business when he joined the buy side, first as an Analyst for a start-up hedge fund, and later as a Portfolio Manager at Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher. During his career on the buy side, Dave became well regarded as a stock picker. Concerned about social responsibility and aspiring to make a positive impact on society, David left DGHM to join Cornerstone Capital, where he assumed responsibility for strategy and business development as Managing Director alongside the company’s founder and long-time friend, Erika Karp. Together they were devising ambitious plans for making a better world. To his partners, associates, and clients, David will be missed, but the many contributions from his life and professional career will long be remembered.
David had a heart of gold, and was an incredibly generous and compassionate man. He was hardworking, funny, introspective, loving and humble. In addition to his career on Wall Street, David was deeply committed to the practice of yoga and meditation, and became certified as an instructor of both several years ago. He was constantly working to better himself, almost always in service of his relationships with family, friends, and the community at large.
David was a loving and devoted husband, father, son and son-in-law. He was giving beyond description. He adored and admired his two sons, Gregory and Justin, and made sure every day to tell them as much. In addition to his wife and sons, David is survived by parents, Joseph and Elaine Dusenbury of Boynton Beach, FL; sister Lisa Weinert of Marietta, GA; and parents in law, Albert and Helene Schiller, also of Boynton Beach.
A funeral service will be held for David this Thursday, May 4, at 11:00 am at Temple Shalom, 259 Richards Avenue, Norwalk.
Shiva will be observed, hours to be announced at service. Contributions in his memory can be made to the Sarcoma Foundation of American (curesarcoma.org).