A 50-year-old man was recalled as a dedicated substance abuse counsellor and a fun-loving sports and live music aficionado who was shot and killed in a Hollywood home he had been visiting. According to authorities, David Teitelbaum of Pembroke Pines was a visitor at James Anthony Welker’s home in the 2600 block of Grant Street when the shooting occurred soon before 3 p.m. Sunday. Teitelbaum died of his injuries at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood early Monday.
About the incident:
Welker has been recognised as the gunman by investigators, but no charges have been filed. On Tuesday, police confirmed the case was still being investigated. At the time of the incident, there were other persons in the house, but authorities would not specify how many or who they were.
Despite a message left with a relative, Welker, 39, could not be reached for comment. According to the family, Teitelbaum was a close friend of Welker’s, and Welker was having trouble coping following the shooting.
Teitelbaum was a certified mental health counsellor who has worked in the state for over 20 years, according to Florida Department of Health data. In Pembroke Pines, he maintained a private practice.
The Broward-Dade Safety Council’s executive director, Jose Rada, claimed Teitelbaum was one of 20 providers to whom his organisation referred alcohol and substance abuse clients. The organisation assists DUI defendants who have been ordered by the court to seek treatment.
Who was David Teitelbaum?
Mr Teitelbaum is the European Consulting Office’s and Global Fig Consulting’s Head. He is in charge of Cerberus’ European consulting offices and assists in the oversight of investment activity in the region. Mr Teitelbaum is also the head of the Financial Institutions Group (FIG), which oversees all of the firm’s financial plans and investments.
Mr Teitelbaum joined Cerberus in 1997 and has overseen a number of the firm’s largest European operations, including the acquisition of many NPL portfolios. Mr Teitelbaum was previously Managing Director, Asia, where he oversaw the company’s non-performing credit activity in the area. He has over 23 years of experience at Cerberus and possesses extensive knowledge of distressed portfolio assessment, acquisition structuring, and resolution methods, as well as good relationships with top global financial institutions and important counterparties. Mr Teitelbaum began his career with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in the Los Angeles office, where he worked in corporate finance and M&A transactions.