You Should Know: David Eckstein

by guestofaguest · October 21, 2015

David Eckstein

The Senior Finance Director of OpenDNS, New York native Dave Eckstein focuses on funding tech startups, making San Francisco his perfect home.  A self confessed lover of all things tech, music, cooking, movies, and music that he can bob his head to - we dare you to find a cuter finance guy in town. Or one more fashionable, though we suppose the fact that brother Alan is Co-Founder of Timo Weiland doesn't hurt.


Head of Finance, Opendns

Place of birth:

Great Neck, New York


@DavidNEckstein, @DavidNEckstein

David Eckstein

David Eckstein

What do you actually do all day?

Scaling enterprise companies, forecasting, capital allocation, corporate strategy

Favorite song growing up?

Old Dirt Hill, Dave Matthews

My biggest secret is…

I Still have 1 baby tooth

Why do you live in San Francisco?

Innovation, Ideas, People

Uber, Taxi, BART or Bike?

My little Prius

My motto is…

"The days are long but the decades are short." - Sam Altman

My alter ego is…

Mr. Fix It, pretty good with power tools

The last drink I had was…

Iced Coffee

My secret crush is…

My wife, Elle Belle <3

What was your first job?

Hi-Tech photo, super nerdy

If you had one day left to live in SF, what would you do?

Scribe Vineyard, #1 best place in Sonoma

Coming from? Going to?

Opendns -> Cisco

What is your favorite work of art?

Starry Night, Van Gogh

Who should we know?

Alan Eckstein, Co-Founder of Timo Weilland (Best Friend & Brother)