David L. Bahnsen, CFP®, CIMA®, is the founder, Managing Partner, and Chief Investment Officer of the Bahnsen Group at Hightower Advisors, an independent private wealth management fiduciary with offices in Newport Beach, CA and New York City. David provides financial planning and investment management services to high net worth individuals and families and institutions. He’s been named one of Barron’s America’s Top 1,200 Advisors and Financial Times Top 300 Advisors in America. David is a frequent guest on CNBC, Fox Business, and Bloomberg, and a regular columnist for National Review and Forbes. He also speaks at national conferences, seminars, and events addressing issues pertaining to the marketplace, economics, culture, and stewardship. He has a tremendous passion for the integration of faith and liberty, and is a sought-after voice on a variety of topics.
David is an active board member for the National Review Institute, serves as vice-president for the Lincoln Club of Orange County, and is a founding trustee at Pacifica Christian High School of Orange County. He serves on the Blackstone Faculty of the Alliance Defending Freedom and is the Senior Fellow of Economics and Finance at the Center for Cultural Leadership.
A broad range of socio-economic and socio-political topics can be addressed, including (but not limited to):
- Economics and Liberty
- Christians in the Marketplace
- Liberalism’s War on Human Dignity
- The Joy of Work
- Lessons from the Financial Crisis of 2008
- A Biblical View of Stewardship and Giving
“David L. Bahnsen is a dynamic, informative, persuasive speaker who weds passion and knowledge in a way I have seldom encountered. Whether addressing thousands in popular venues or a select handful in smaller, intimate events, Bahnsen exhibits a directness and care for his listeners so palpable that his audience is irresistibly riveted to him. I commend him with highest marks.”
— P. Andrew Sandlin, President – Center for Cultural Leadership
“David Bahnsen consistently provides the Blackstone Legal Fellowship with dynamic, informed, bold, virtuous, and visionary analysis—input rarely available today, yet so critically needed.”
— Jeffery J. Ventrella, – Senior Vice President – Alliance Defense Fund
“David’s grasp of Scripture, understanding of Historical Christianity, and life experience afford him powerful insight into issues pertaining to our culture and socio-political moment. His thinking is both clear and challenging across a broad spectrum of demographic diversity. I would highly recommend considering David for just about any speaking or conference topic.”
— Russ McKendry, Lead Pastor – L2 Church, Denver; Regional Coordinator, Acts 29 Church Planting Network
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