Dave Twardowski, Ph.D.
Dave is a vice president at Avantis Investors™ involved in the research, design, and sales of Avantis’ investment solutions. Prior to the launch of Avantis in 2019, Dave served as a vice president, strategy research at Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA). In this role, Dave was responsible for the analysis and design of a broad range of products involving fixed income and equity portfolios, asset allocation/rebalancing/retirement strategies, and trading algorithms. In addition, Dave designed and implemented efficient portfolio optimization algorithms for financial advisors and mutual funds.
Prior to the finance industry, Dave worked for General Electric Aviation developing flight control algorithms for Black Hawk helicopters. He was also an adjunct staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses, where he worked with the NSA on projects that address national security issues.
Dave earned a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Rhode Island, a master of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in engineering sciences from Dartmouth College.