- Funding strategy
- Operational scaling
David is a C-suite executive with 20+ year track record of high-level impact in both entrepreneurial and mature company settings who balances technical expertise with strong business acumen.
In 10 years with Earthlink as Founding CTO and Vice President Engineering, David oversaw growth from a single server and a few modems to a multi-billion dollar company with state-of-the-art data centers across the country, playing key roles in EarthLink's initial public offering in 1997, a major Sprint acquisition/partnership in 1998, a secondary public offering in July 1998, as well as other major business transactions and strategic decisions.
David founded TelEvolution with EarthLink CEO's support and was Instrumental in spearheading and executing TelEvolution's major milestones including: developing the patented PhoneGnome technology, securing angel financing and achieving worldwide acclaim. He negotiated and secured TelEvolution's strategic relationship with Linksys/Cisco and led the successful deployment of PhoneGnome around the globe, including the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
With a lifetime of tech-startup experience, David has deep knowledge and contacts across the industry and often works with early-stage companies to refine a funding strategy, as well as operational scaling, team development, and technology strategy.