David’s career spans over 30 years as a successful business executive, where he specialized in the launch and growth of independent startups and new business units across multiple industries. In these roles, he worked with CEOs and executive management to achieve aggressive growth goals and prepare their organizations for eventual sale.
David focuses his work with owners and management teams specializing in strategic planning, business performance, management synergy and teamwork. He helps identify areas that effect performance and culture – transforming managers into effective leaders.
David is a graduate of East Carolina University where he earned a BSBA in Accounting. He grew up in a family automobile business where both 2nd and 3rd generations are still active today. His personal family business experience laid the early framework for learning about closely-held family owned businesses along with the challenges and opportunities they represent. David earned his real estate brokerage license in college and was working in a commercial real estate firm at age 21. He has witnessed both boom and bust in several industries and knows what it takes to continue to thrive in volatile markets. His finance, management, sales and marketing background make him the go-to resource to help drive long-term growth and profitability for clients.
David speaks at industry meetings and events as well as helps conduct workshops in the area of general succession planning. He also serves on several advisory boards for charitable organizations