David Purinton

Managing Director, Vertess
After working in M+A advisory and corporate financial consulting, I was fortunate to co-found Spero Recovery, a provider of drug and alcohol recovery services with over 100 beds in its continuum of residential, outpatient, and sober living care. As its CFO I led the company to significant revenue and margin growth while ensuring it adhered to the strictest principles of integrity and client care. After selling Spero I remained in leadership with the buyer as its CFO and quickly realized accretion and integration. Of the myriad lessons not learned while earning my MBA with Distinction in Finance from a Tier 1 university, the most profound was the importance of investing in my staff and clients. I learned that the numbers on a spreadsheet represent humans, families, and dreams, which was a radically different paradigm from investment banking.

At VERTESS I am a Managing Director providing M+A and consulting services to the Behavioral Health, Substance Use Disorder treatment, and other verticals, where I bring a foundation of financial expertise with the value-add of humanness and care for the business owners I am honored to represent.