Dave is the chief navigator of Garrison Growth, a holding company that advises and invests in accomplished CEOs. His unique perspective is informed by his background as a pioneering technology leader at the forefront of the mobile Internet revolution and as an independent board member. His focus on aligning energy, strategy and individuals has proven to move organizations and their leaders to new heights of both performance and shareholder value. Dave is currently co-authoring a book about the intersection of physics and organizational effectiveness.
As an industry visionary and trusted adviser, Dave has been quoted in The New York Times, USA Today, Financial Times, the BBC and other top-tier business media outlets worldwide. He has also appeared on CNBC, CNN, CNN International, Bloomberg TV and CBC TV. He has presented at high-profile events such as FiRE, Consumer Electronics Show, National Association of Corporate Directors, Demo, Young Presidents Organization, and Cable Television Association of Marketing.
Dave has served on more than a dozen public and private boards. His roles have included inside Director, independent Director, lead outside Director, compensation committee chair, audit committee member, Chair of CEO search committee and nominating and governance committee member. As an independent director, he drove the selection of and mentored the CEO of the online trading giant Ameritrade. He serves as Global Chair of the Young Presidents Organization Business Networks Council and is a member of the Young President’s International Network Committee.
Dave is an airline transport rated pilot who has broken the speed of sound as a civilian at the controls of an F-16 fighter jet. He and his wife Nancy recently completed an open-water sailing expedition through the intertropical convergence zone of the South Pacific between Rarotonga, Cook Islands and the Kingdom of Samoa. He holds a Masters in Business AdministrationÂ from Harvard University.