David C. Merritt has been a Managing Director of Salem Partners LLC an investment banking firm since October 2003. He has been a Director of Charter Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) since July 2003.
Mr. Merritt was a Managing Director in the Entertainment Media Advisory Group at Gerard Klauer Mattison & Co. Inc. a provider of financial advisory services to the entertainment media industries from January 2001 through April 2003. From July 1999 to November 2001 he served as Chief Financial Officer of CKE Associates Ltd. a privately held company with interests in talent management film and television production music and new media. Prior to that Mr. Merritt was an audit and consulting partner of the accounting firm KPMG LLP for 14 years serving as national partner in charge of the media and entertainment practice. Mr. Merritt joined KPMG LLP in 1975 and served in a variety of capacities during his years with the firm.
During December 2003 Mr. Merritt became a director of Outdoor Channel Holdings Inc. He also served as a director of Laser-Pacific Media Corporation from January 2001 through October 2003 and served as chairman of its audit committee.
Mr. Merritt earned a B.S. degree in Business and Accounting from California State University - Northridge.