David J. Raffel

Managing Director and Founder

David Raffel excels at creating successful and dynamic teams that thrive in small business environments. Raised in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Dave is inspired by his Midwestern roots and shares a keen commitment to Main Street businesses. He understands the importance of small-town economies and the businesses that make them tick.

Dave co-founded Brass Ring Capital and is managing director of the Minneapolis office. He has enjoyed a lengthy career in private equity, investment banking, and lending. Dave earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and BS in economics from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. He also studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Dave lives in suburban Minneapolis with his wife and two children. He enjoys golf, reading and travel with his college classmates.