David spent the first two years of the Obama Administration writing a book and giving speeches, then joined the White House staff as Senior Advisor to the President after the disastrous midterm election of 2010. A Mark Leibovich profile in the NY Times at the time describes him as “fiercely data-driven, fiercely competitive, and fiercely unsentimental, intense and self-contained.”
David left the WH at the start of Obama’s second term in January 2013, serving consecutively as a contributor and strategic advisor to Bloomberg LP, Senior VP of Policy and Strategy for Uber, and a member of the board of the Obama Foundation. Since 2017, he has been President of Policy and Advocacy for the Chan Zuckerberg Foundation, which is referenced by the cover photo on his Facebook page, a candid shot of himself with Chan and Mark Zuckerberg.
He is not just writing about the on-line campaign, he is actively involved in it, as a member of the board of the new nonprofit Acronym, which plans to spend $75 million in digital advertising in five battleground states – including Wisconsin. He also has a podcast featuring interviews with campaign managers and organizers called Campaign HQ, and is on Twitter, where he has 204.6 thousand followers.