David has executive produced: Dick Winters: Hang Tough both the documentary and Richard D. Winters Leadership monument project in Normandy, France, Above and Beyond, Remember Pearl Harbor and in 2017, Over Normandy on D-Day.
In 2019, David will be the Executive Producer of D-Day at Pointe-du-Hoc narrated by legendary actor David McCallum (The Great Escape, Man from U.N.C.L.E., NCIS). It will be shown throughout the United States on PBS stations in coordination with the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
When he is not backing the efforts of the World War II Foundation, David is Chairman and CEO at Empire in Miami, FL.
Founded in 2004, Empire is a Miami based private investment firm, which looks to acquire controlling interests in mature lower middle-market businesses. Empire has acquired 14 businesses from sellers such as: IKON Office Solutions, Teleflex Corporation, Leggett & Platt, Ahlstrom Corporation, Discovery Communications and Gibraltar Industries.
For the past twenty years, Mr. Alfonso’s career has been focused on global private equity investing. Through that time, he has successfully completed over 50 transactions, acquiring corporate divestitures from the Global 2000. As an investor and hands-on operator, Mr. Alfonso has led a diversified group of global companies, generating aggregate revenues of over $5 billion annually, and employing over 15,000 people. Mr. Alfonso currently serves as executive chairman of Empire which manages the EIH Capital Partners fund. Prior to Empire, he was a Sr. Operating Executive with Platinum Equity.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Florida International University and an M.B.A. from the University of Miami. In 2011, Mr. Alfonso was awarded FIU’s College of Business Administration (Landon Undergraduate School of Business) Medallion – Outstanding Alumnus. He served as a member of the FIU Foundation Board of Directors and as a member of the Finance and Audit Committee. In 2009, FIU recognized Mr. Alfonso as the first ever double Living Scholar donor, which provided scholarships to four FIU student athletes (2 men and 2 women).
Additionally, in 2011, FIU’s Athletic Department announced the exclusive naming rights for the Panther Football team’s home field called “Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium.”
CLICK HERE for David’s speech at the Richard D. Winters Leadership Monument dedication on June 6, 2012.
Some of the films David F. Alfonso has been directly involved with as Executive Producer for the WWII Foundation Include:
D-Day at Pointe-du-Hoc (Narrated by David McCallum) 2019
Over Normandy on D-Day (Narrated by Bill Belichick) 2017
Remember Pearl Harbor (Narrated by Tom Selleck) 2016
Above and Beyond (Narrated by Kara Sundlun) 2014
Dick Winters: Hang Tough (Narrated by Damian Lewis) 2012