Meet the Editor

David Milstead

Editor David Milstead
Denver, CO
  • English

About David

  • Financial writer specializing in investments, accounting and finance, executive compensation, corporate governance and public pensions.
  • Winner of nine national business journalism awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) – as an individual or as member of a team.
  • Passed the Level I exam of the Chartered Financial Analyst program in December 2007
  • Board member and treasurer of three nonprofit organizations, including the Denver Press Club, one of the nation's oldest. Led turnaround of nearly-insolvent press club by refinancing bank loan, settling past-due obligations and cutting costs to return organization to positive cash flow. It remains  in business today.

Experience

Financial Writer • The Globe and Mail
Nov, 2009 — Present
  • Writes "VOX," a weekly column on investing with a focus on specific Canadian and U.S. equities, as well as a Saturday cover story for the Globe Investor section
  • Contributor to the blogs Inside the Market and Trading Shots
  • Stories and research on executive compensation, accounting issues, corporate governance and financial statement analysis
Finance Editor • The Rocky Mountain News
Apr, 2001 — Feb, 2009
  • Conceived, reported and wrote stories and columns on corporate finance, the economy, banks, accounting, executive compensation, corporate governance
  • Winner of nine national business journalism awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) as an individual (columns and projects) or as member of a team (projects, breaking news, and best business section)
Staff writer • The Wall Street Journal
Jun, 2000 — Dec, 2000
  • Conceived, reported and wrote stories on business/economic trends in North and South Carolina; wrote “Heard in the Southeast” stock-market features
Business Editor • The (Rock Hill, S.C.) Herald
Jun, 1997 — Jun, 2000
  • Produced daily business section, writing four to seven stories and one column weekly; Managed staff of 14 reporters and editors as city editor from April to November 1999, coordinating all local coverage
Editor • Small Business News
Oct, 1996 — Jun, 1997
  • Responsible for all editorial content and design of Dayton, Ohio edition of monthly magazine
Reporter • Cincinnati Business Courier
1994 — 1996
  • Produced and coordinated all financial coverage, including banking, finance, equity markets

Education

Oberlin College
BA, Politics, Economics, 1994

Licenses & Certifications

Passed Level I exam of the Chartered Financial Analyst program in December 2007

Awards

Winner of nine national business journalism awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) as an individual (columns and projects) or as member of a team (projects, breaking news, and best business section)

Numerous awards in state competitions in Colorado and South Carolina, 1997 to 2008

Boards

  • Board of Directors, Treasurer - Society of American Business Editors and Writers - 2011-Present)
  • Board of Directors, Treasurer - Society of Professional Journalists Colorado Pro chapter - 2012-2013
  • Board of Directors, Treasurer - Denver Press Club - 2006-2008