David Vise, Senior Advisor, joined New Mountain full time in 2008. Previously, Mr. Vise was a reporter for The Washington Post, where he worked for more than two decades and won a Pulitzer Prize. While at The Washington Post, he covered the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the United States Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), Wall Street reporting and numerous other financial and national beats. Mr. Vise also served as Senior Commentator for BreakingViews where his commentary on media, public policy, and technology was featured in The Wall Street Journal and newspapers across Europe and Asia. In addition, Mr. Vise served as advisor to a value-oriented public equity fund. Prior to The Washington Post, Mr. Vise worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions department of Goldman.
Mr. Vise is the author of two bestsellers, The Google Story and The Bureau and the Mole, and two popular titles, Eagle on the Street, based on the four-part Post series, “The Man from Wall Street: John Shad’s Reign at the SEC,” which won the 1990 Pulitzer Prize, and Sweet Redemption: How Gary Williams and Maryland Beat Death and Despair to Win the NCAA Basketball Championship.
A 1982 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Vise received an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1983 and received an Honorary Doctorate of Literary Letters from Cumberland University and studied at the London School of Economics.
In Washington, Mr. Vise volunteered at Children’s Hospital, Martha’s Table Shelter and in a literacy program in the District of Columbia Public Schools. He also served as an advisor to the Head of Sidwell Friends School. Mr. Vise is past president and a director of Washington Hebrew Congregation, and a director of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, where he focuses on interfaith relations.