Peritus I Asset Management, LLC
David J. Desmond
Chief Operations Officer
Chief Compliance Officer
Mr. Desmond joined Peritus in August of 2005 and is responsible for the strategic planning and financial management of the firm, as well as the coordination of sales, marketing and customer support and general business operations. Mr. Desmond also serves as the Chief Compliance Officer for the company, interfacing with the trading and portfolio management operations and other departments to monitor all necessary areas of compliance.

Mr. Desmond has over 25 years of business experience, ranging from roles in marketing research, sales, operations, finance, and consulting, to strategy and planning. He has served in a variety of organizations, including both large corporate enterprises such as AT&T and US West/Qwest Communications, as well as senior positions in entrepreneurial organizations.

Mr. Desmond earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA, and an MBA with honors from St. Mary's College, Moraga, CA in Marketing and in Business Law.