David Ganek runs the hedge fund Level Global. Trader Monthly magazine estimated that Ganek earned between $75 to $100 million in 2007.
David Ganek is married to Danielle Ganek (formerly Danielle DiGiacomo), a previous editor of both Mademoiselle and Woman’s Day, who has also written a book. The couple met while in college and got married in 1990. He is also well known for his impressive art collection.
David Ganek is the son of money manager Howard Ganek, a former partner at Neuberger & Berman. Ganek grew up in New York and attended Franklin and Marshall College, before following in his father’s footsteps and heading into finance.
After working in the risk arbitrage at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in the early ’90s, David Ganek joined Steve Cohen’s SAC Capital. He spent a decade there establishing his hedge fund credentials, before founding Level Global Investors with fellow SAC alum Anthony Chiasson in 2003.