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David Yntema was raised in Holland, Michigan, but spent his four high school years at Culver Military Academy located in Culver, Indiana. After high school, he returned to Holland to complete his undergraduate degree in Economics and business Administration at Hope College. Shortly after that, he completed his MBA, with a specialization in finance and accounting at the University of Michigan. Following that, he earned his CPA certificate at what is now known as Price Waterhouse Coopers, but then quickly joined Ford Motor Company for the next eight years in various senior financial assignments in their world headquarters finance departments.
In 1980, David relocated to California to pursue his interests in various technology and medical businesses. Since that time, he served as the senior financial officer or Chief Financial Officer in a number of businesses, both public and private in Silicon Valley. Some of these positions included Chief Financial Officer at System Industries, MasPar Computer Corporation, EO, VIVUS, and Packeteer.
David has maintained his primary personal residence in Pacific Grove with his partner, J.R. Rouse, since 1993. He joined J.R. Rouse Real Estate as an associate broker in 2005.