David Hirsch is the father of five adult children, a grandfather and a Chicago native. He is founder of the; Illinois Fatherhood Initiative, the country’s first state-wide non-profit fatherhood organization and the 21st Century Dads Foundation. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show. He hosts the weekly Special Fathers Network Dad To Dad Podcast. He is the author of 21st Century Dads: A Father’s Journey To Break The Cycle of Father Absence. He gave a TEDx Talk entitled: Why We Need To Break The Cycle Of Father Absence. He also lead three endurance bicycle rides known as the Dads Honor Rides; in 2015 from Santa Monica to Chicago covering 2,300+ miles in 21 days, in 2016 from Boston to Chicago covering 1,400 miles in 21 days, and in 2017 around Lake Michigan covering 958 miles in nine days.
David has a Bachelors degree in accounting from University of Illinois and a Masters of Business Administration in Marketing from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He started his professional career as a CPA and tax accountant with Price Waterhouse. He has been a wealth advisor the past 35 years working with high net worth and ultra high net worth investors. From 1993-1996 he was a W.K. Kellogg Foundation (Battle Creek, MI) National Fellow, one of the country’s premiere interdisciplinary leadership programs.
His interests include; reading, travel, underwater photography, and endurance sports.