David has extensive leadership experience in Global 2000 firms as well as multiple venture backed, joint venture, and intrapreneurial startups. He possesses unique skills in creating disruptive businesses and entrepreneurial cultures inside of large companies — and a proven track record of starting and monetizing big data, cloud, risk management software, and healthcare informatics businesses.
David led startups for SAP, Partner’s Healthcare, Dun & Bradstreet, and Healthcare Market Research (a joint venture between CVS and Pfizer) – four prominent information services companies. He designed and launched several first-of-a-kind solutions at these firms including development of the precursor to the UN/SPSC commodity coding system, the international standard for trade. At D&B, he founded a supplier information venture that ultimately became the company’s third largest business unit with revenues exceeding $100 million. And at SAP, David started Supplier InfoNet, a Cloud, supplier risk management business that established the firm as the front-runner in big data pooling and B2B predictive performance content. He then headed the merger of InfoNet with Ariba and its $874B of supply chain transaction data, to expand its industry leading position.
David’s venture-backed experiences started with Open Ratings where he led the negotiations between D&B and Open Ratings, resulting in data and B-round investment for the startup and, ultimately, the company’s successfully exit when D&B acquired the firm at multiples of annual sales. And, as founder and principal at a strategy consulting firm focused on driving disruptive innovations inside the Global 2000, David created four new solution offerings worth $3.6B in sales opportunities for a major procurement network service provider.
At Mach49, David has worked on incubations for the company since its first engagement in 2015. He is a Managing Partner, co-leader of the firm’s Incubation and Accelerate practices, Managing Director of its Boston Office, and leader for Talent Development for all Mach49 associates as well as all members of its client teams.
David has a BS and MS in Nuclear Engineering from M.I.T., and an MBA from M.I.T.’s Sloan School of Management.