David has extensive leadership experience in Global 2000 firms, as well as in multiple venture-backed, joint venture, and intrapreneurial startups. He possesses unique skills in creating disruptive businesses and entrepreneurial cultures inside of large companies, and has a proven track record of starting and monetizing big data, cloud, risk management software, and healthcare informatics businesses.
He led startups for four prominent information services companies: SAP, Partners Healthcare, Dun & Bradstreet, and Healthcare Market Research — a joint venture between CVS and Pfizer. David designed and launched several first-of-their-kind solutions at these firms, including 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 $100M. At SAP, he 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. Later, David headed the merger of InfoNet with Ariba and its $874B of supply chain transaction data, to expand its industry-leading position.
His venture-backed experience started at Open Ratings, where he led negotiations with D&B that resulted 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. As Founder and Principal at a strategy consulting firm focused on driving disruptive innovations inside the Global 2000, he 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 since the firm’s first engagement in 2015. He is a Managing Partner, Co-Head of the firm’s Incubate and Accelerate practices, Managing Director of the Boston Office, and the leader of talent development for both Mach49 associates and client team members.
David has a BS and MS in nuclear engineering from MIT, and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.