Chief Operating Officer
As chief operating officer for BAM Advisor Services and Buckingham Strategic Wealth and as president of Buckingham, David Levin helps advance and activate the organization’s central mission of educating, informing and inspiring clients and investors throughout the country.
David’s passion for telling our story is rooted in his own journey from do-it-yourself investor to Buckingham client back in 2010. As a former business owner and primary breadwinner for a family of four, David understands the confidence, assurance and restful nights that can come with having a comprehensive wealth management plan specially tuned to a family’s unique needs and goals.
In his current role, David provides executive leadership for implementation of strategic priorities for Buckingham and BAM Advisor Services, including the BAM ALLIANCE, the nationally recognized community of over 140 independent firms committed to delivering on the promise of true wealth management. David is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and Operating Committee, and has previously served as chief marketing officer.
Prior to joining BAM Advisor Services, David spent more than 20 years building a career exclusively devoted to client service as a management consultant, executive creative director, marketing and leadership communications strategist. As founder of 11 Communications Group, David built an expansive client list of global brands and organizations including MasterCard, Ernst & Young, CME Group, Nintendo, Microsoft, Harris Private Bank, General Electric, Western Union, Volkswagen, Pepsi, Johnson & Johnson, AT&T and McDonald’s.
David’s work has earned coverage in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Fast Company magazine, and he’s appeared on National Public Radio, CNBC and MTV.
David holds degrees in industrial engineering and technical communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He and his wife, Cynthia, serve as Parents Council co-chairs at John Burroughs School in St. Louis. They are also active members of RESULTS, a nonprofit focused on eradicating the causes of extreme poverty. They and their two children live in Town & Country, Missouri.