David Wezdenko is the Co-Founder and CEO of Blue Leaf Ventures, a micro venture capital firm. Blue Leaf invests in and provides advisory services to early-stage companies that are working to solve big problems and improve people’s lives. Blue Leaf’s portfolio is predominately focused in the financial, education, and healthcare sectors. David is active in several nationally based entrepreneurial organizations including Techstars, Astia, Angel Capital Association, and Keiretsu.
Wezdenko is currently an independent trustee for the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company family of mutual funds and the National Philanthropic Trust, the largest public charity in the United States. He has previously served on the boards for JP Morgan Private Investments Inc., Urban Pathways New York – a homeless outreach and service organization, and the Junior Board for Biggs & Littles NYC – a not-for-profit that provides mentoring services for underserved youth.
With over 35 years of infrastructure, regulatory, and business transformation experience in the financial services industry, Wezdenko has held several C-suite and senior roles in asset management, wealth management, and investment banking practices at JP Morgan, Evercore, and Fidelity Investments. He also served as a senior auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers. David is a graduate of Boston College, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
David has a passion and steadfast commitment to education, especially for underserved communities. He is active in several not-for-profits, including the Woman’s Business Development Council which is dedicated to providing the training and education necessary for women to thrive in business, and Breakthrough Collaborative – an organization established to provide empowering educational experiences for traditionally underrepresented students on their path to college. Wezdenko also spearheaded the launch and offering of the Financial Literacy Program for Catholic Charities of Palm Beach, Florida.