David E. Shaw

David Shaw co-founded Vets First Choice and served as chair of the Vets First Choice Board from 2010 until the founding of Covetrus. He is currently managing partner of Black Point Group, a private investment partnership that he founded and has led since 2003. David also founded IDEXX Laboratories, a developer of products and services for the companion animal and veterinary industry, where he was CEO and board chair for 18 years. Throughout his career, David has also held leadership positions at Itaconix PLC, Modern Meadow, Inc., Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, The Jackson Laboratory, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Park Foundation, and the Aspen Institute’s Aspen High Seas Initiative. He earned his B.A. from the University of New Hampshire and MBA from the University of Southern Maine. As co-founder of Vets First Choice and a leader in the animal health industry, David contributes his knowledge of the business and market to the Covetrus board.