Biography
Dave Chidester

Dave Chidester

Dave Chidester has been a partner at REES Capital, an angel investment and advisory group, since 2012, where his investment focus has been in real estate-related projects and early-stage technology companies. He has more than 15 years experience overseeing the financial standing and operations of multiple fast-growing companies.

Before joining REES Capital, Dave was senior vice president of finance at MediConnect Global, where he was responsible for guiding the company’s financial strategy and operations, including financial reporting, planning and forecasting, treasury, and capital management. Dave also played an integral role in the ~$375 million sale of MediConnect to Verisk Analytics in March 2012. Prior to MediConnect, Dave spent more than 10 years at Overstock.com – including five years as CFO – where he helped direct the company’s financial operations as the company grew its annual revenues from just $2 million to over $1 billion in gross bookings. He was also involved in taking Overstock.com public and in raising more than $400 million of capital through stock and debt offerings.

Dave is an exceptional business leader with a keen understanding of how to navigate the financial intricacies associated with start-ups and other fast growing companies. A licensed CPA, Dave has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA from the University of Utah. He also currently serves as an advisory board member for the University of Utah School of Accounting, and a board member at Neuroworx, a not-for-profit that provides specialized rehabilitative care for children and adults affected by paralysis.