December 8, 2021

David Wezdenko

Author National Philanthropic Trust

David Wezdenko is the Co-Founder and current Chief Executive Officer of Blue Leaf Ventures, a micro venture capital firm. At the core of its mission, Blue Leaf Ventures is committed to investing in and advising early-stage organizations poised to solve significant problems that have the potential to make a difference in the lives of individuals. The firm’s portfolio predominantly focuses on the financial, education, and life science sectors.


Additional roles include being an independent trustee for the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company family of mutual funds, trustee for the National Philanthropic Trust, Governing Board member of Nova Southeastern University’s H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship, and board director and treasurer for the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul of Palm Beach County.


David has over 35 years of operations, technology, finance, and business transformation experience within the financial services industry. He has held C-suite and senior roles in asset management, wealth management, and investment banking at JP Morgan, Evercore, and Fidelity Investments. David is a Boston College alumnus, holding a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
David has a passion and commitment to mentoring and education, especially for underserved communities through his leadership and engagement in numerous non-profit organizations. He is the founder of UFlourish and actively supports the Women’s Business Development Council of Connecticut, Breakthrough NY, Catholic Charities of Palm Beach, and Off the Streets Bridgeport.