David Topper is a former managing director of J.P. Morgan. He was the Chairman of the Equity Capital Committee. He was also a member of an elite team of investment bankers, overseen by Joseph R. Perella, the former Vice Chairman, that focused exclusively on drumming up business for the investment bank.
Morgan Stanley's underwriting business is in many ways the cream of its franchise - along with its mergers and acquisitions division. And Mr. Topper, who was involved in the public offering of Martha Stewart Living, has played a central role in many of these deals.