David Merwin – Partner at DHR
David Merwin brings to DHR an in-depth knowledge of technology and finance. His team collaborates with clients from across all industries.
David Merwin found words a powerful escape in an impoverished home; memorizing scripture and fairy tales while also writing hymns by age 13.
Early Life and Education
David Merwin was born in Iowa to Chauncey Merwin and Alice Merwin. He attended Philips Exeter Prep School before continuing on to Cornell University for further study.
He worked as a lawyer while also serving in both World War II and Korea War with the U.S. Army.
After returning to the Virgin Islands, he became part of its inaugural legislature and government secretary.
Merwin championed tourism during his years in office and established the territory’s inaugural tourism office in New York City.
Governor John deJongh ordered that flags be flown at half-staff until his burial.
David is a partner at DHR and recruits candidates across industries including Professional Services, Technology and Life Sciences. With 18 years of search experience to his credit, he conducts senior level searches to fill key functional or industry leadership positions.
Clark College awarded him an Associate of Arts degree. Gonzaga University granted him his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration respectively.
Merwin’s poetry often captures a sense of place while conveying an important message about being aware and vigilant of all living things. Born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania, one of Merwin’s early memories is of people coming by to cut down tree limbs near his family home.
Achievement and Honors
Merwin won a Pulitzer Prize in poetry for his vast body of work that encompassed diverse styles. His poems celebrated nature while condemning war and industrialization while searching for lost memories in order to find meaning in them all.
Merwin learned to read and write from an early age. His parents’ sermons and the fairy tales his mother would tell were significant influences in this regard.
Merwin studied at Phillips Exeter Academy and Cornell University. There, his interest was drawn towards medieval literature; later he lived for some time in southwest France in hopes of creating modern verse drama.
Merwin was an esteemed poet renowned for composing in various styles. His poetry captured nature’s magnificence, the horrors of war and industrialism, as well as an unrequited yearning for an unknown past.
His early collections were heavily influenced by Robert Graves and medieval poetry, while he also served as an accomplished translator of poetry from writers such as Osip Mandelstam and Pablo Neruda to American readers.
Merwin studied linguistics and literature at Princeton University before teaching in Spain where he tutored Robert Graves’ son. Later, Merwin spent time in Hawaii where he practiced Zen meditation while becoming acquainted with its environmentalist movement.
David Merwin is an accomplished canoeist who is estimated to have amassed an estimated net worth of around $1 Million. His main source of income comes from paddling canoes around the world.
David brings over 25 years of experience in mergers & acquisitions (M&A), operations management and corporate leadership to five of his portfolio companies. Through integration and synergy optimisation he has successfully reached growth objectives for each.
Creekstone Capital Group, a middle market advisory and investment firm. He also served as an adjunct professor of M&A finance at the University of Georgia Terry College of Business.
Since 2019, he has exercised over 5,228 units of Mercer International stock totalling $531,928 and traded 623 units every month during this time frame.