D.J. joined Virtus in the fall of 2019. In his role as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, D.J. facilitates numerous projects spanning multiple areas of the company, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy, financial planning and analysis, finance and budgeting processes, and other similar strategic corporate and operational initiatives. D.J. also heads up the legal and compliance functions at Virtus. D.J. brings over a decade of combined consulting, legal and investment banking experience centered on buy-side and sell-side mergers and acquisitions and general business strategy and operations. He completed his undergraduate studies in Business and Accounting at the University of Kansas and received his JD from the Chicago-Kent College of Law.Outside of work, D.J. loves spending time with his wife and two young kids, playing golf, cooking and traveling for fun (which has become much less frequent with 2 kids).