David Hirshberg is the pseudonym for an entrepreneur who prefers to keep his business activities separate from his writing endeavors. As an author, he adopted the first name of his father-in-law and the last name of his maternal grandfather, as a tribute to their impact on his life.
Using his given name, he is an accomplished "C-level suite" executive, having served in the life sciences industry as chief executive officer of four firms, chairman of the board of six companies, and a member of the board of three other organizations. In addition, he is the founder and CEO of a publishing company.
Hirshberg is a New Yorker who holds an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Much like the narrator in his book My Mother's Son, he is a raconteur in real life as well as through his fiction. His range of interests outside of business is in American history, Jewish literature and practices, the nexus of science and religion, the current cultural wars in our society, and in English, Irish, and Gordon setters.
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