John van Dyke was born in New York City in 1942 and grew up in Summit, N.J., and Worcester, Mass. He graduated from the Kent School in 1961 and from Princeton University in 1965 with an A.B. degree. At Princeton, he was coxswain on the junior varsity heavyweight crew. David started work in 1965 with First Pennsylvania Bank as vice president and division head of Commercial Lending. He joined Vista Capital LLC in Greenwich in 1978 as CFO, directing the financing of approximately 75 transactions (the largest being the acquisition of American Optical Corporation from Warner-Lambert). Another portfolio company, Radiac Abrasives, was grown through acquisition to become the second largest and most profitable company in its industry, increasing revenue from $4 million to $100 million by the time it was sold. From 1997 to 2017 when he retired, he managed the investment portfolio from the divestiture. David and his wife Mimi live in Darien and have one child and one grandchild. He belongs to Norwalk Yacht Club, the Princeton Club of New York, Darien Community Association and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. His hobbies include sailing, reading and travel. Sponsored by John Schlachtenhaufen.