Chief Operating Officer, Board Member
As chief operating officer of the Buckingham Family of Financial Services, David Levin ensures our teams have the resources they need to deliver consistently outstanding client and advisor experiences.
David’s passion for Buckingham is rooted in his own journey from do-it-yourself investor to Buckingham client back in 2010. As a former business owner and primary breadwinner for a family of four, he understands the confidence, assurance and restful nights that can come with having a comprehensive plan and set of solutions specially tuned to each client’s distinct needs and objectives.
He began his career at Buckingham as the chief marketing officer, helping activate and advance the firm’s central mission of educating, informing and inspiring investors and organizations throughout the country. David had the honor of serving as Buckingham’s president for more than four years before becoming the firm’s COO. David is a member of the firm’s board of directors and chairs the executive leadership team.
Prior to joining Buckingham, David spent more than 20 years building a career exclusively devoted to client service as a management consultant, executive creative director and marketing strategist. As founder of 11 Communications Group, David built an expansive client list of global brands and organizations, including MasterCard, CME Group, Ernst & Young, Nintendo, Microsoft, Harris Private Bank, General Electric, Western Union, Volkswagen, Pepsi, Johnson & Johnson, AT&T and McDonald’s.
David’s work has earned coverage in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Fast Company magazine, and he’s appeared on National Public Radio, CNBC and MTV.
David holds degrees in industrial engineering and technical communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Within the St. Louis community, David lends his time, energy and experience to a number of organizations including recent roles on the parents council of John Burroughs School and the Board of Directors for the St. Louis Children’s Choirs. He and his wife, Cynthia, are active members and leaders of RESULTS, a nonprofit focused on eradicating the causes of extreme poverty around the world. They and their two children live in Town & Country, Missouri.