David F. Solomon is a Partner at Hildred Capital Partners. In association with Hildred’s investments, Mr. Solomon currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Crown Laboratories. He serves on the Board of Quantum-Si, an innovative life sciences company; he is an Executive Partner at Tyree & D’Angelo, an investment firm focused on acquiring and consolidating individual operating healthcare-related businesses; and he is a member of the Shareholder’s Council for Columbia Care, the leading medical marijuana business in the U.S. Prior to Hildred, Mr. Solomon served on the Board of Directors for Moksha8, a Latin American pharmaceutical company with commercial operations in Mexico and Brazil, and on the Board of Directors of Trevena, a public clinical stage biotech company, working in the area of G protein coupled receptor targeted medicines.
Prior to launching Hildred Capital Partners, Mr. Solomon spent 14 years at Forest Laboratories, ultimately as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategic Planning. In that capacity, Mr. Solomon was responsible for Forest’s Business Development activities, including all M&A, licensing and product acquisitions. He also had responsibility for Forest’s Alliance Management group, which managed Forest’s many collaborations, and its Strategic Planning functions, which focused on the review and evaluation of novel business opportunities, as well as life-cycle planning for Forest’s portfolio. In addition, Mr. Solomon managed Forest’s business outside the United States, including its European, Canadian and Latin American operations. He was also responsible for all of the company’s Operations, including Manufacturing and Distribution, as well as its Informatics, Compliance and Quality Affairs functions. Mr. Solomon departed Forest, after the company was acquired by Actavis for approximately $28 billion in July 2014.
Prior to joining Forest, Mr. Solomon practiced entertainment law at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison in New York. Following that, he worked as Director of Creative Affairs at Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles, overseeing development and production of feature films for the studio and as an independent producer with Davis Entertainment, based at 20th Century Fox. Mr. Solomon has also produced the Peabody Award winning documentary film Rebirth, about a group of people whose lives were dramatically impacted by September 11th, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2011.
Mr. Solomon serves on the Board of Directors of Lincoln Center Theater and the Municipal Art Society and on the Executive Board of the Yale Dramat Alumni Association. Mr. Solomon has also served as a member of the Yale University Council Committee on Theater at Yale.
Mr. Solomon graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Biology from Yale College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and received the Jonathan Edwards Fellows Prize for Academic Achievement and the Henry E. Ellsworth Prize for the most significant senior thesis in the Natural Sciences. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was a Coker Fellow and a Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal.