David Lauder is a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, Britain and Commonwealth forces’ highest and most esteemed award for gallantry against an enemy force.
At the height of World War One, he earned the Victoria Cross while serving with the Royal Scots Fusiliers and his medal card can be found online via The National Archives website.
Early Life and Education
David Lauder was raised in Burlingame, CA and his early musical influences were greatly shaped by his father’s diverse collection of jazz and classical music.
David attended Burlingame High School and studied under Bay Area multi-percussionist Jim Munzenrider. Additionally, he played drums in numerous percussion ensembles throughout San Francisco Bay Area.
His passion for drumming led him to establish Mad Dog Digital Audio (MDDA), an on-site recording company which specialized in live audio productions on-field. Additionally, he served as an assistant for UO School of Music capturing recitals and professional performances.
David has received numerous honors and awards, such as the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy. Additionally, he pledged his entire collection of Cubist art to The Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as providing significant support towards creating the Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art which seeks to advance early twentieth-century scholarship.
David is an adept Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and strategic investments professional, possessing decades of experience managing all aspects of M&A transactions including target company identification/evaluation/building relationships/managing them as well as strategic business case creation/development as well as deal structuring, due diligence review/negotiations processes.
Since 1987, Mr. Gold has led an interdisciplinary team in the successful execution of complex M&A and strategic investment transactions across numerous industries and geographies – utilizing his extensive expertise in sourcing, product development, supply chain, logistics management and other areas.
He currently serves as the Managing Partner of Cooley’s Washington, DC office and oversees daily operations of this location, working closely with his partner-in-charge to ensure all activities align with Cooley’s goals, objectives and values.
Achievement and Honors
Estee Lauder Companies are one of the premier producers and marketers of prestige skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. Estee Lauder received numerous honors including receiving the Carnegie Medal for Philanthropy as well as being named a Living Landmark by New York Landmarks Conservancy in 2014.
David Ross Lauder VC (31 January 1894 – 4 June 1972) was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, one of Britain and Commonwealth forces’ highest awards for gallantry against enemy forces. Lauder earned this honour during World War One when serving with 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Scots Fusiliers British Army during 1915 when performing an act that earned him recognition and earned him this prestigious honour. For this action alone he received this prestigious medal.
David Lauder is known for being a person with strong spiritual and ethical convictions who is committed to helping others and creating positive change within his community.
David has led an extraordinary and adventurous life. Though faced with many trials and difficulties, his resilience and perseverance enabled him to overcome them all.
He is the recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest military award for heroism in combat situations, from Scotland. Additionally, he serves as a member of the US Navy and chairman of Estee Lauder Companies Inc.
He is an esteemed beauty and style expert and media star who has left an indelible mark in the beauty industry. He has been featured in publications like Wall Street Journal, New York Times, London Times, TV Guide, Allure Bazaar Glamour Town & Country as well as other magazines.
America’s 614 billionaires experienced an extraordinary seven-month rise in net worth starting mid-March, increasing by an unprecedented $931 billion collectively. Most prominent among this increase were those who founded or co-founded tech companies and later saw their shares appreciate substantially in value.
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Eric Yuan, founder of video communications company Zoom, saw his fortune increase dramatically during his first six months as CEO. While Zoom stock prices temporarily dipped below $100 in mid-March, their valuation grew rapidly to over $559 by October.