Dave continues to raise the bar in entrepreneurial accomplishment, investment and advisory outcomes for bootstrapped businesses. He has spot on vision for the future of digital marketing trends, street fighting business tactics and contagious enthusiasm with a pure love for the industry. His companies have been consistently recognized as “Fastest Growing Company”, “Healthiest Company”, “Best Places to Work”, “Top 10 Digital Advertising Transaction in NYC”, and “Best Workplaces for Commuters.”
Dave is a serial entrepreneur and most recently founded BLiNQ Media in early 2008. Under his leadership, BLiNQ became recognized as a global industry leader in Facebook and social network advertising. In August 2012, BLiNQ was acquired by Gannett’s Digital Marketing Services and is developing innovative social marketing solutions for businesses that want to reach local consumers.
Prior to founding BLiNQ, Dave was Co-founder and Chief Strategist for 360i, the country’s top search marketing agency as designated by Forrester Research. Dave led 360i from its inception in 1998 to its sale in 2005. From 2005 to 2007, he assisted with the strategic integration of the business and ongoing sales and marketing strategy.
As a result of his accomplishments, he has been the recipient of several prestigious recognitions such as Atlanta’s Small Business Person of the Year Finalist, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Technology Association of Georgia, Goizueta Business School’s Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year. And, he is a break-through columnist for AdAge.
He began his career as a CPA with Price Waterhouse and earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Washington and Lee University and completed his MBA at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.