David has his own brand, strategy and product consulting company whose clients have included Amazon, Nokia, Providence Health, IDEO and SYPartners. In addition, David is an Entreprenuer-in-Residence at Nokia Growth Partners, a growth stage venture capital firm. Prior, he was Co-Founder and COO of Lively, a connected health platform designed to help elders live independently, that was sold in 2015.
Before Lively, David was a Partner and co-leader of the San Francisco office of SYPartners (www.sypartners.com), a transformation consultancy that brings together the intelligence of a management consultancy, the customer focus of an innovations company, the emotional quotient of a change-management and executive leadership coaching firm, and the creativity of a design studio. During his time at SYPartners, David led the transformation work with Starbucks, working directly with Howard Schultz and his leadership team from 2008 to 2009.
In addition, David led engagements with Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook and the leadership team of Nike+ at Nike. In addition, David led business development and secured engagements with CEOs and leadership teams of a wide cross section of private and public companies, including Celgene, Schwab, Yahoo!, and William Morris Endeavor and Virgin America. David also co-founded Unstuck (www.unstuck.com), a division of SYPartners that launched popular iPad app to help people get Unstuck in life and leadership.
Earlier in his career David was a product marketing manager and developer evangelist in the Newton Division at Apple, Inc.
Perhaps his most rewarding experience is starting a non-profit called CHALK (www.chalk.org), a nationally recognized early pioneer in integrating technology and the internet to provide transformational employment to at-risk youth.