David Walsh



David Walsh is the managing partner for Kayne Anderson Capital Advisor’s growth private equity activities. He has a record of successfully starting, acquiring and turning around technology and telecommunications companies.

David began his career in corporate finance at Ernst & Young. In 1988, he became a partner in the buyout fund Maiden Lane Associates. In 1991, David acquired a bankrupt technology company, Card*Tel, Inc., and later sold the company to Transaction Network Services, Inc. at a ten times return for shareholders. David continued to develop the business for TNS until 1999. David then started FortuneLinX, a provider of real-time revenue assurance systems to the telecommunications sector, which was acquired two years later.

David graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Geneseo and obtained his master’s in business administration from Harvard Business School.