David D. Tawil

David D. Tawil is the President and Co-Founder of ProChain Capital, A multi-strategy fund covering the entire ecosystem of what they believe is a burgeoning asset class. He currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer & Director at Centaurus Energy, Inc., formerly known as Madalena Energy Inc.[1][2]

David is a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Bloomberg, the New York Times, Reuters, CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business. In addition, David has served as an expert witness in securities-related trials.[3]


David earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, graduating magna cum laude, from Yeshiva University. Subsequently, he attained a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the University of Michigan Law School.[4]


David commenced his legal career as an associate at Skadden, Arps, where he held a full-time position from August 1999 to April 2001. He subsequently transitioned to Davis Polk & Wardwell, assuming the role of Legal Associate. In this capacity, he specialized in corporate restructuring, bankruptcy, and insolvency, representing various stakeholders such as debtors, lenders, bondholders, trade creditors, purchasers of assets, and other involved parties.

In 2009, David co-founded Maglan Capital and served as its President for over 12 years. Maglan Capital operated as an event-driven fund with a focus on corporate turnarounds, particularly in the U.S. and Argentina small-cap markets, adopting activist positions. With over six years of operation, Maglan Capital's principals boasted extensive experience in bankruptcy, turnaround, and restructuring. The fund employed a fundamental, bottom-up approach, concentrating on situations with short- to medium-term catalysts by investing in secured and unsecured loans, bonds, and post-reorganization equity

Before establishing Maglan Capital in 2009, David worked as an investment banker at Credit Suisse, where he held the position of Director of Leveraged Finance. In addition, he co-managed the fixed-income alternative asset trading business, focusing on sourcing and trading illiquid high-yield and distressed debt instruments.[5][6]

David has served as a Subject Matter Expert at the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Additionally, he has served as an Expert Witness at the United States District Court.[7]

ProChain Capital

In June 2018, David co-founded ProChain Capital, where he presently holds the position of President. Headquartered in the Greater New York City Area, ProChain Capital is a pioneering investment firm that specializes in managing a crypto-based hedge fund.

Distinguished by its strategic approach and deep industry knowledge, ProChain Capital actively invests in a diversified portfolio of crypto assets. [8]

Beyond token investments, the fund adopts a dynamic investment strategy, engaging in both long and short positions within the industry. Additionally, ProChain Capital explores various investment avenues to maximize returns, aligning with its mission to provide investors with exposure to the rapidly evolving market.[9]

Centaurus Energy Inc.

Since 2020, David has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Centaurus Energy, Inc. Centaurus Energy is an independent international upstream oil and gas company with primary operations centered around the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas, primarily situated in Argentina.

Centaurus Energy's shares are publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol CTA and on the OTC Pink Market under the symbol CTARF.[10][11]

Personal Life

wikiDavid first ventured into crypto in 2017. He is happily married to Jenny Tawil, and they currently reside in Deal, New Jersey. David has a passion for skiing.[12]

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