David P. Scharf
David P. Scharf is corporate vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary.
Scharf joined Baxter in 2005 and was appointed to his current role in 2009. Previously, Scharf held positions of increasing responsibility at Guidant Corporation and Sears, Roebuck and Co., and was an associate with Faegre Baker Daniels. Prior to law school, Scharf worked with foreign exchange derivatives for a predecessor of UBS.
Scharf serves as vice chairman of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago and trustee of the John G. Shedd Aquarium. Scharf also serves as executive sponsor of Baxter's African American Leadership Council business resource group for employees, which provides a forum to enhance engagement, build on recruitment and retention efforts, and increase the impact of business, charitable, and volunteer initiatives in the African-American community.
Scharf received his law degree from the University of Chicago, where he was a member of the law review, and his bachelor’s degree in finance from Indiana University.