David Burton is a dynamic leader and proven manager with over 20 years of progressive work experience. He is currently the director of finance and accounting at Bezos Earth Fund, the Amazon founder’s philanthropic organization committed to combating climate change. Burton has expertise in both finance and operations, including building teams to manage rapid growth, strategic planning and implementation, budget development, risk mitigation, accounting, fundraising, and human resources. He previously served as the executive director of Business Services, Budgets and Reporting, and Finance for the United Nations Foundation. He is a trusted partner to senior leadership with a successful track record of mentoring and fostering a collaborative culture. Burton is an articulate communicator, capable of building lasting relationships with board members, employees, partners, donors and vendors.