Dave Breazzano

Head of Team, Portfolio Manager


David is Head of Team for Credit at Polen Capital, where he serves as co-Portfolio Manager of the U.S. Opportunistic High Yield and U.S. High Yield strategies. In 1996, David co-founded DDJ Capital, where he built the boutique firm into a premier credit manager focused on high yield and special situation investing. In 2022, Polen Capital acquired DDJ Capital, which launched the firm’s Credit capabilities. Previously, David was Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Fidelity Investments in the High Income group, where he directed the investment management of high yield and distressed assets. Prior to that, David spent five years at T. Rowe Price as a high yield analyst and portfolio manager. David earned his B.A. in political science and economics from Union College and an M.B.A. from Cornell University. David serves on the Boards of Trustees of Union College and Cornell University.

Strategies Portfolio

U.S. Opportunistic High Yield

U.S. High Yield


B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Union College and M.B.A from Cornell University



  • 43
    Years Industry Experience
  • 1996
    Joined Polen
  • Boston
    Polen Office

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