Yippy, Inc. Board Members & Advisory Board
Mr. David Weild IV is the Chairman, CEO and founder of Weild & Co., a New York based investment bank. He is the World’s foremost expert on how stock market structure that impacts public companies and capital formation. He was Vice Chairman of NASDAQ and is known for work that inspired a movement in Washington to examine how equity market structure changes can increase the rate of capital formation, entrepreneurship, innovation and quality job creation. As a result of Weild’s studies, he is referred to as “The father of the JOBS Act.” This Act laid the groundwork for equity crowdfunding, new types of private placements and initial public offerings. It inspired an ongoing bipartisan legislative and policy movement (JOBS Act 2.0 and JOBS Act 3.0) that continues in Washington and at the SEC. Previously, Mr. Weild ran a leading investment bank and equity capital markets group where he priced over one thousand public equity offerings including the first public offering for Blackrock, the IPOs for Nvidea and Chesapeake Energy and an early offering for Celgene. Mr. Weild is also Chairman Emeritus of Tuesday’s Children, the noted charity founded in the wake of 9/11 that under his leadership has made its programs available to support US military widows and orphans. David holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business and a BA from Wesleyan University. He studied on exchange at The Sorbonne, Ecole des Haute Etudes Commerciales and The Stockholm School of Economics. David holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, 79, 82 and 99 licenses.
Mr. Aber spent approximately thirty years with the Nasdaq Stock Market (“NASDAQ”) and the National Association of Securities Dealers (the predecessor regulatory organization to FINRA), serving in various roles including Executive Director and Senior Vice President of NASDAQ’s Corporate Client Group; Senior Vice President, Regulations and Controls Group; and Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary (NASDAQ).
Mr. Aber also served as the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Skarven Enterprises, Inc., a software development company and subsidiary/predecessor entity to Kestrel Enterprises Inc. (collectively, “Kestrel”), which was acquired by Boeing in 2008. Kestrel provides data acquisition, analytics, training and assessment for defense and intelligence for the United States Government and its armed forces. Post-acquisition by Boeing, Mr. Aber served as Senior Vice President for Corporate Operations for Kestrel, retiring in 2013. Mr. Aber is a veteran of the United States Army National Guard.