On July 2, 1992, David Hunter founded Hunter Associates with a strong emphasis on identifying and achieving our clients’ financial goals through a combination of brokerage and investment advisory services. A step-by-step process was developed to tailor a specific, custom investment strategy for each client and to ensure that risk versus reward remains aligned with the clients’ financial goals. He believed then, and we still believe, that this model is the best way for us to offer superior service to clients of all financial sizes.
Our commitment to provide true value to our clients, friends and associates remains the foundation of our mission. We move forward with continuing dedication to help our clients define and achieve their financial objectives.
David W. Hunter
Dave started his career in 1954 as a stockbroker with McKelvy & Company. In 1969, McKelvy & Company merged with Kay Richards & Company to form Parker/Hunter, Incorporated. Dave served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1975 to 1984, remained Chairman through 1989, and held the position of Chairman Emeritus until he started Hunter Associates. Dave attended Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, graduated cum laude from Amherst College with a bachelor’s degree in economics, earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and served two years in the U.S. Army.
Dave was deeply committed to education and the development of young minds. He lectured at Harvard, The Wharton School, Carnegie Mellon, University of Virginia and the Katz School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.
He spent his life seeing possibilities and identifying the potential in others. He was a mentor and true friend to many.
Throughout his career, Dave was active in industry affairs and served as chairman for notable industry organizations. He also participated on many civic, non-profit and charitable boards such as, American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America, Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, Mentoring Partnership and many more.
Dave wrote a basic book for investors, Never Out of Season: A Timeless Guide to Building Your Wealth in 1992 and updated the book in 2001. If you would like to obtain a copy, please contact us by clicking here.