David N. Goodson, CPA, CFA
Co-founder, Managing Director, and Chief Investment Officer


David Goodson has more than 35 years of experience working with wealthy families and foundations on a broad range of investment issues, including security selection, portfolio design, and implementation of investment management best practices. As the firm’s Chief Investment Officer, he plays a key role in determining asset allocation and investment strategies for the firm.

Prior to forming Proffitt & Goodson, Inc. in 1986, David was a financial consultant with Shearson Lehman Brothers, Inc., providing financial consulting and investment advice to high-net-worth individuals, foundations, and corporations.

David earned a BS and a MBA in economics and finance from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 

He is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder and a member of the CFA Institute, a global association of investment professionals who hold the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He also is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

David serves as a member of the City of Knoxville Industrial Development Board, a board member and treasurer of Scenic Knoxville, Inc., and as chair of the Church Street UMC Endowment Committee. He previously served as investment committee chair and president of the board of directors of the Holston Conference Foundation of the United Methodist Church and a board member of the Holston Home for Children Foundation.

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