Areas of Expertise
David has a passion for driving growth through innovation and creating value in new and existing markets. He has deep experience as a senior executive and manager at both private and public growth-stage technology companies. David has studied mathematics and physics and has an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in computer science and Russian and an MBA from The Amos Tuck School.
David lives in Seattle with his wife and three children. He is an avid outdoorsman who loves to hike, fish, and ski. David is an involved member of his community, where he sits on the board of the West Seattle Food Bank and coaches West Seattle Little League baseball.
David is a strategic operating executive with fluency in data and analytics, product management, business development and sales leadership, corporate finance, and strategy. He has spent most of his career working in general management roles on distributed large-scale analytics and computing platforms.
David is passionate about artificial intelligence, geospatial platforms, and the Internet of Things. He is currently serving as a senior advisor for IBM’s Watson Content and IoT Platform division.
David sits on the advisory board of INRIX, the world’s leading traffic information provider. At INRIX, David helped to create and manage the public sector, analytics, and enterprise businesses.
As the founding CEO, David created Auction Edge, Inc., the leading technology platform for independent automobile auctions. He drove initial fundraising and the acquisition of three companies and created a unified strategy, operating structure, and market presence for this company that processed almost two million wholesale vehicle transactions annually.
David drove capital raising, board creation, corporate positioning, buyer identification, transaction structuring and negotiation for the successful sale of a privately held healthcare information company at very favorable multiples.
As a senior executive, David oversaw directly the integration of production, operations, product planning, and corporate strategy across multiple divisions and recent acquisitions for a publicly traded healthcare information company, resulting in significant margin improvement.
David was brought in to help recapitalize, rebrand and subsequently re-launch a leading SaaS BI provider.
While at Microsoft, David launched the first two versions of Windows NT as a group program manager and the first two versions of MSN as a group program manager and director. He built the initial production and technology teams for Slate magazine, which David named.
David is the founder of KILN and the Chairman of BioCement Technologies, Inc.