Dave Abajian is currently Principal of Bridger Capital
Partners, L.L.C., a partnership focused on investing in and managing distressed
During his career, Dave has been involved in a variety of industries including
technology, healthcare, hotels, gaming, filmed entertainment and other
media. His expertise lies in strategic planning, transaction structuring,
negotiations, due diligence and finance.
Prior to co-founding Bridger Capital, he was the Vice President, Corporate
Development of Imax Corporation where he was responsible for the company's
acquisitions and divestments, workouts and a number of other initiatives.
Dave led the acquisition of and investment in a number of companies, was
a member of the company's Research and Development Committee and led an
interdisciplinary team that planned for a transition in the company's
core technology. Most recently he led Imax through the resolution of the
bankruptcy of a number of the company's theatre exhibition clients.
Before joining Imax, Dave worked at ITT Corporation, primarily in its
hotels and gaming division, where he progressed through several finance
positions before joining the company's Corporate Development group. He
assumed a leading position in that group where he completed the largest
hotel acquisition in the history of the company and the company's first
joint venture investment in the People's Republic of China. He also participated
in ITT's growth into media businesses including cable television, sports
and newer media such as interactive television. He was responsible for
a number of acquisitions and dispositions in the United States and a several
other countries while with ITT.
Dave started his career in Boston with one of the world's leading accounting
firms. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Idaho
and is a Certified Public Accountant. He and his family reside in Boise,
Idaho where he is active in community affairs.