David H. McCormick is a prominent business executive, combat veteran, and public servant. David served as the Chief Executive Officer of Bridgewater Associates, one of the world’s largest investment management firms, before pursuing a U.S. Senate seat in his home state of Pennsylvania in 2022. Prior to Bridgewater, he was the U.S. Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs and held senior posts on the National Security Council and at the Department of Commerce. From 1999-2005, David was the CEO and then President of two publicly traded software companies. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, a former Army paratrooper, and a veteran of the First Gulf War. David holds a Ph.D. from Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs, and previously served on the Defense Policy Board.
James M. Cunningham was an associate at Bridgewater Associates when he and David McCormick began writing this book, later joining David’s campaign for the U.S. Senate as a senior policy advisor. Previously, James worked as a policy analyst at the Hoover Institution, under former Secretary of State George Shultz, and at the American Enterprise Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Engineering from Princeton University.