has been a consultant to small business owners since 1980.
He holds a Bachelor of Administration in Economics with a minor in
Accounting and Finance and an MBA.
Dave’s early career was spent with the Marriott Corporation
and with Coopers & Lybrand in the Recovery & Turnaround
Division. Prior to that, he served four years in overseas
assignments with the US Air Force.
When Dave ventured out on his own, he began by earning
his Series Seven License from the Federal Securities and Exchange
Over the following years he raised millions of dollars
for his own ventures and for those of consulting clients.
He has successfully negotiated IPOs on Wall Street and bought
and sold several private companies. These successes were
recognized by a Virginia Chamber of Commerce when Dave was
selected as The Outstanding Businessman of the Year.
He is sought after as a speaker, as well as a private counselor
by owners of small and large companies. He teaches leadership
and team building at the United States Naval Academy in
the prestigious Command, Seamanship and Navigation Training
Squadron (CSNTS) – every Midshipman must pass through
His greatest strengths are his no-nonsense pragmatism and
creative problem solving capabilities. He’ll break
down problems to their core and then identify solutions
no one else has considered.
He is a master at negotiation, always able to identify
the commonalities of purpose that foster creative and balanced
solutions. That’s what comes from 30 years of doing
it yourself and working with hundreds of small companies!