David Asher
PMP, CM&AA, CISM, FMVA, Director

With more than 25 years of experience in IT management, M&A transaction execution, and private equity value creation, David (Dave) Asher serves as a leader of CohnReznick’s Merger Integration and Carveout Services practice. Dave has worked for several leading advisory firms and has supported over 2000 M&A engagements involving IT due diligence, merger integration and carveout planning and execution, interim management, and digital transformation services.


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Experience and credentials

Specializes in utilizing creativity and innovation to develop value-creation strategies and leveraging technology to improve business processes, operations, and enable strategic growth
Proven experience developing innovative strategies to maximize ROI on technology investments as part of portfolio company operational improvements and value creation optimization efforts
Served as senior advisor to over 25 of the top 100 private equity funds
Provided private equity consulting services within a Big Four’s advisory practice, leading multiple functional workstreams as part of a carve-out transaction involving a $2.7B retail automotive services company
Led over 150 private equity and corporate IT due diligence engagements involving a wide range of complex IT planning, systems implementation, scalability, and personnel issues resulting in millions of dollars in value created
Additional experience includes leading client delivery engagements for global provider of technology advisory, risk management, and regulatory compliance services
Broad business knowledge combined with leadership experience, private equity market acuity, and creative problem-solving skills


MBA – University of Washington
BBA, Information Systems/Finance – Gonzaga University
Digital Transformation Strategy Program – Yale University
Executive Management Program – UCLA
Cybersecurity Management Program – MIT 

Professional affiliations

Project Management Professional (PMP)
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
ITIL Foundation Certification V3
Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA)
Certified Financial Valuation Analyst (FMVA)
Art of M&A Integration, M&A Leadership Council
Art of Due Diligence, M&A Leadership Council
Agile-Hybrid Program Portfolio Management