J. David Rogers

Biography of J. David Rogers

Portrait of J. David Rogers.

Chief Executive Officer, J.D. Capital Management LLC
Board Member, Penn State Smeal College of Business Board of Visitors

J. David Rogers, ’78, ’80 M.B.A. earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Penn State in 1978 and an MBA in 1980. He started his career as a financial analyst at Mobil Oil. Mr. Rogers later accepted a position as trader and analyst with Goldman Sachs, eventually becoming co-head of Goldman Sachs’s equity derivatives department in 1992 and a partner in the firm. He left Goldman Sachs in 2001 to start his own investment firm. J.D. Capital Management is a private investment portfolio, structured as a limited partnership, open to accredited investors. Mr. Rogers received the MBA Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award in 1995 and was named an Alumni Fellow in 2000. He and his wife, Tricia (’79), endowed the David and Tricia Rogers MBA Fellowship. In 1999, they made the initial $1 million gift necessary to fund construction of the Smeal College Trading Room.