David A. Vise, a journalist and author for over 20 years, is now a Senior Advisor to New Mountain Capital, a New York-based investment firm, and New Mountain Vantage, its public equity fund. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1990 while working as a business reporter for the Washington Post. He has authored or co-authored four books, including The Bureau and the Mole (2002) (about FBI agent and convicted spy Robert Hanssen) and The Google Story (2006), a national bestseller published in more than two dozen languages. He wrote an updated edition published in September 2008. Vise received an MBA from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The school named him to a list of 125 influential alumni on its 125th anniversary and honored him in 2009 with The Joseph Wharton Award for career achievement and community service. He holds an honorary Doctorate of Literary Letters from Cumberland University and studied at the London School of Economics. A past president of Washington Hebrew Congregation, Vise is a board member of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, where he focuses on interfaith relations, and was a member of the first delegation of progressive Jews to meet with the Vatican. Vise, a first-generation American whose parents escaped Nazi Germany, is married to Lori Vise, a consultant with Bass Educational Services who focuses on college planning for students with learning differences.
Vise was born on June 16, 1960 in Nashville, Tennessee.