Founder, Chairman & CEO

David F. Alfonso

Mr. Alfonso has over twenty years of mergers, acquisitions and operational experience, having acquired more than sixty global businesses from corporate parents, with aggregate annual revenues of over $5 billion and 15,000 employees worldwide. Mr. Alfonso has extensive international experience in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Mr. Alfonso is responsible for overseeing all investment activities and direction of the firm. He chairs both the Investment Committee and the Oversight Committee.

Mr. Alfonso earned a bachelor’s degree from Florida International University and an M.B.A. from the University of Miami.

Outside his responsibilities at Empire, Mr. Alfonso is involved in supporting various organizations and foundations, and served as a member of the Florida International University Foundation Board from 2008-2011.