Dave Oxner

Managing Director


  • Financial Services
  • Cybersecurity
  • Tax Policy
  • Coalition Management
  • Republican Strategy

Fun Facts

Favorite movie: The Hunt for Red October
Beloved Sports Team: THE Ohio State Buckeyes
Top Vacation Spot: Naples, Florida
D.C. Destination: 9:30 Club


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 came 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 industries.

Prior to joining SIFMA in 2012, Dave spent a decade 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 from Davidson College where he was a member of the football team that boasted the best record in the school’s history. Today, he serves as the president of the D.C. Alumni Chapter for Davidson College and is a member of the Exchequer Club. When Dave was in high school, he daydreamed about one day becoming a lobbyist (true story!).