Dave Oxner | Managing Director

  • Lima, Ohio
  • BA, Davidson College
  • Financial Services, Cybersecurity, Tax Policy, Coalition Management

Playing an instrumental role in some of the most pivotal financial services legislation in recent history, Dave Oxner draws on his impressive background in the private sector and on Capitol Hill to establish winning government relations strategies for Cogent clients with financial services, tax, cybersecurity and business interests. 

Dave comes to Cogent from the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), where he served as a managing director and head of federal government relations. During his time at SIFMA, Dave led advocacy efforts on behalf of more than 350 diverse representatives of the financial services, broker-dealer, asset manager and insurance industry. He was successful in securing language in the FY2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Bill to kill a harmful eminent domain scheme targeting the mortgage market – a rider that remains in effect today; played a leading role in passage of the Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Act (CISA), which improved cyber threat communications between the public and private sectors; and, helped ensure the Fair Access to Investment Research Act of 2017 became law to allow banks to write research reports on exchange-traded funds.

Prior to joining SIFMA in 2012, Dave spent 10 years on Capitol Hill most recently serving as senior policy advisor to Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) where he oversaw the senator’s Senate Banking Committee and Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services portfolios. He previously worked for the House Financial Services Committee under former Chairmen Mike Oxley (R-OH) and Spencer Bachus (R-AL). During his time on the committee, Dave managed the legislative process behind such historic initiatives as the bipartisan subprime lending reform measure, the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and the Dodd-Frank Act.

Dave graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Davidson College where he was a member of the football team that boasted the best record in the school’s history.