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David Bjorndal

Senior Investment Strategist

Mr. Bjorndal joined City National Rochdale in 2018 and has over 20 years of experience in the investment management industry. Based in Irvine, he is responsible for working with the Bank’s Private Banking team to lead and facilitate the City National Rochdale investment business development efforts for high-net-worth private clients and institutions in Orange County and San Diego.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Bjorndal was most recently employed at McDonnell Investment Management as their Northeast Divisional Director and Client Portfolio Manager. He was responsible for consulting with financial advisors, as well as high-net-worth and institutional clients, on portfolio strategy, building and maintaining many long term investment advisory relationships. Previously, Mr. Bjorndal was an Internal Investment Consultant at Phoenix Investment Partners where he was responsible for helping develop diversified multi-asset investment solutions for financial consultants and their clients. He started his career at American Express Financial Advisors where he helped private clients plan for and achieve their financial goals.

Mr. Bjorndal earned a BSBA from the Lerner School of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware with a double major in Finance and Marketing, and a minor in Economics. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and the Certified Private Wealth Advisor® designation. He is also a Certified Investment Management Analyst® and Certified Exit Planning Advisor®. In Nov. 2022, Mr. Bjorndal was recognized by the Orange County Business Journal as a ‘Distinguished Leader in Wealth Management’.  In his free time, Mr. Bjorndal enjoys traveling with his wife and being engaged in various outdoor activities including; cycling, hiking, and playing basketball and golf. 

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