David A. Stockman is Senior Managing Director and the Founding Partner of Heartland Industrial Partners. Before that, Mr. Stockman served as Chief Executive Officer of Collins & Aikman Corporation from August 11, 2003 to May 12, 2005 and as its Chairman from August 2002 to May 12, 2005. He has represented Southern Michigan in the U.S. House of Representatives and has served as Senior Managing Director of The Blackstone Group LP. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Stockman served as a Managing Director in the Corporate Finance Department of Salomon Brothers, Inc. Most notably, Mr. Stockman served as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Reagan Administration and was the youngest Cabinet member of the twentieth century. This period led him to write the best-selling book, The Triumph of Politics; How the Reagan Revolution Failed.
Currently, Mr. Stockman serves as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He was honored in 1980 as one of the Jaycees' 10 Outstanding Young Men of America. He also received the Council for National Policy's Thomas Jefferson Leadership Award for Outstanding Public Service and was designated by the International Platform Association as the Most Effective National Conservative Voice for 1981. Recently he was chosen as the inaugural recipient of Buyouts' Pro of the Year for 2000. Mr. Stockman holds a Bachelor's Degree from Michigan State University and did advanced work at the Harvard Divinity School. Mr. Stockman resides in Greenwich, Connecticut along with his wife, Jennifer Blei Stockman, and is the father of two children, Rachel and Victoria.