David Segel is an American businessman, currently resident in
the State of California with his wife and three children. He is an
active investor in financial services and media assets. He has a
history of entrepreneurial business activity and a commitment to
philanthropy and culture reform.
David grew up in Connecticut, Chicago and New York. He graduated from Yale University in 1986 with a B.A. in Physics and Philosophy. In 1992 he relocated to London, England, where he lived for 16 years with his wife Tina. The Segels have three children, ages 16, 13 and 12, who each have dual citizenship (British and American). David returned to the USA in 2008.
David is an avid sailor. He leads a racing campaign in Swan class of yachts, out of Southampton. His yacht "Christina" was placed 4th in the Swan Worlds Regatta in Sardinia in September of 2008, and 3rd in the Swan Europeans Regatta in Cowes in July of 2009.
Segel is also an avid adventurer. In 2004 he trekked on skis 100 miles across the polar ice cap with adventurer Alan Chambers (MBE) and team to reach the geographic North Pole.
David is a committed Christian and has been an active member of the Church of England.