Dave Connolly is one of the most accomplished bracket racers in history, having won 30 NHRA national events across four categories.
His success as both a driver and crew chief for Tanner Gray can be attributed to his meticulous attention to detail. He keeps meticulous notes on every adjustment he makes to his car, along with an exhaustive online spreadsheet documenting everything.
Early Life and Education
David Connolly was born in Newton, MA to Peg and Gerry on December 12, 1967. An avid fisherman, he served his country proudly as a major in the Army, Suffolk County District Attorney, and honorably discharged Coast Guard member.
Connolly has made a name for himself as an actor, theatre-maker and educator by pushing the envelope in his profession. With an Honours Bachelor Degree in Musical Theatre Performance from Sheridan College, he holds an Honours Bachelor Degree in Musical Theatre Performance and is dedicated to advocating for disabled inclusion within the arts. Furthermore, he curated and moderated the first ever disability inclusion panel at BroadwayCon; is a volunteer ambassador for Shriner’s Hospital for Children; War Amps; and was guest of honour at Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. With such accolades behind him, his name will remain forever be written in history books for years to come.
David Connolly is a highly accomplished professional in several fields. He holds an Honours Bachelor Degree in Musical Theatre Performance from Sheridan College and was presented with The Ontario Premier’s Award of Excellence for his efforts.
He is an educator and theatre maker dedicated to advocating for disabled inclusion in the arts. As such, he serves on the DEI Committee of Musical Theatre Educators’ Alliance and holds an Adjunct Professorship at Sheridan College.
In his free time, he races a Pro Stock car for Summit Racing and currently drives a Chevy Camaro in the NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock series. This week, he’s back in the dragster at Mickey Thompson Million Dollar Drag Race where he will face off against Top Fuel drivers like Khalid alBalooshi, John Force and Jason Line.
Achievements and Honors
Dave Connolly is a well-known figure in the financial services industry. His impressive resume includes working as an investment banker, becoming an entrepreneur and then starting his family. Furthermore, Dave is proud to be part of Toronto’s Theatre & Arts community; receiving numerous awards and accolades such as being named best newcomer at Sheridan College, being nominated for best newcomer at Ontario Theatre Conference and receiving honorable mention for most outstanding actor at OCTC’s mainstage show.
Dave Connolly is an accomplished drag racer, having won over 30 national NHRA events and earned himself a reputation for his precise tuning skills. Currently, he works as crew chief for KB Racing, supporting Summit-backed drivers Jason Line and Greg Anderson.
David is an ardent supporter of disabled inclusion in the arts. As the only amputee to have performed on Broadway, David strives to make theatre more welcoming for individuals of all abilities.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in musical theatre performance from Sheridan College and has also volunteered for Shriner’s Hospital for Children and War Amps’ Child Amputee Program. Additionally, he was one of the founding members of BroadwayCon’s Disability Inclusion Panel as well as being an ambassador for The Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon.
Dave Connolly is an accomplished entrepreneur and financial advisor. He co-founded Symmetry Partners in 1994, specializing in portfolio management and strategic growth. With extensive expertise across investment banking, mutual funds, and the aerospace industry, Dave brings a wealth of knowledge to his clients.
He is currently the CEO of Knudge, a FinTech company that seeks to automate financial advice by email and text messaging. Additionally, he serves as a behavioural strategist for both Knudge and its clients.
David Connolly has an estimated net worth of at least $2.84 million as of 22 August 2018. He owns over 129,000 units of Altice USA Inc stock worth $478,466 and has executed one trade with ATUS stock since 2018, according to a Form 4 filed with the SEC.