David Fogel joined the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) in June 2019 as the
Chief of Staff. As Chief of Staff, he serves as an adviser to EXIM’s President and Chairman, providing guidance and leadership on policy matters, strategy, and operations.
Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Fogel served as Co-Founder, President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer of IndexIQ, an innovative exchange-traded fund (ETF) issuer with more than $4 billion in assets under management. In April 2015, IndexIQ was sold to New York Life Insurance Company, where he remained until January 2019.
Mr. Fogel began his career as a corporate attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. After two years, he left to co-found SmartPortfolio.com, Inc., one of the first financial email newsletter businesses, which was sold to TheStreet.com, Inc., a publicly-traded financial information company. After the sale, Mr. Fogel spent time at TheStreet.com integrating his prior business, helped launch a private equity firm, and worked at a boutique merchant bank before co-founding IndexIQ.
Mr. Fogel received a B.S., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, a J.D., magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Georgetown University Law Center where he served as an editor on the Georgetown Law Journal, and an M.B.A. (concentration in finance) from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.