David Bobker

Managing Director, Governance, ESG & Board Evaluation Rivel Research Group

Photograph of David Bobker  Dave is responsible for the development and execution of Rivel’s Corporate Governance Intelligence Council and board evaluation service on both a national and international level.

For Rivel Governance Council clients, Dave is the lead consultant for management teams and boards on all governance, engagement and disclosure matters. Dave consults with board members for the development and execution of custom board evaluations, including assessing the alignment of views with management and investment community.
Over a 20-year career, Dave has worked closely with hundreds of companies and their boards through a wide variety of corporate actions, proxy fights, annual and special meetings. Dave provides insightful, tailored corporate governance and advisory services to a broad range of companies and has organized and led dozens of high-profile engagements, aiding clients in all aspects of their shareholder analysis and engagement. He is a recognized industry expert in the areas of corporate governance, institutional activism, engagement and disclosure. Dave has been in the forefront of analyzing investor perceptions and interpretation of proxy issues and ESG matters, and assisting clients with all aspects of their year-round shareholder engagement and communication process.

Dave is active in the Society for Corporate Governance, NIRI, NACD and SASB and presents regularly at local, regional, and national events.
Previously Dave has been an Advisory Director at Argyle, Senior Vice President of AST Phoenix Advisors, Managing Director with Georgeson and was one of the founders of Laurel Hill Advisors.