David is an experienced CEO, CFO, entrepreneur, business owner, and executive leader. He has over 30 years of professional experience helping companies establish and attain their goals. David has a rare ability to help senior management develop the optimal vision for their organization while understanding the finer details required to fulfill that vision. In addition, he has a proven ability to build consensus among executive teams and stakeholders to influence and implement positive change... SEE MORE
His purpose is to help business owners and managers optimize company cash flows through the implementation of initiatives that build lasting organizational value. Establishing this foundation further enables business owners the financial freedom to pursue their personal goals and desired lifestyle.
David's diverse industry experience includes numerous financial service offerings, real estate services, real estate investments, consulting, education, and humanitarian services. His global experience includes serving domestic, international, public, private, family-owned, and non-profit organizations. His background encompasses both the formation and the executive level management of teams responsible for operations, sales, legal, finance, accounting, technology, human resources, marketing, procurement, and facilities. David has directly fulfilled the responsibilities of these roles.
Areas of expertise include:
- Strategic planning and modeling
- Business planning
- Cash flow maximization
- Financial reporting and analysis
- Financial and operational controls
- Team formation and management
- Bank relations
- IT management and implementation
- Human resources
- Benefits administration
- Sales and sales management
- Contract negotiation
- Cash and risk management
Serving as CFO, David's primary mission since 2012 has been to guide the program growth and operational efficiency of VisionTrust International, an organization working with local nationals to raise impoverished children out of their dire situations and empower them to reach their full human potential. David provided key support to the VisionTrust Board of Directors and to the Executive Team to develop and implement strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting, and performance metric systems. These tools were used to fully support the organization's ability to continually plan, execute, measure, and adjust course as needed. This required the creation and continual improvement of key infrastructure and business processes, such as cash flow and P&L modeling tools, all in line with the strategic plan.
David is seen as a thoughtful listener, problem solver, and a person of strong character, both professionally and personally. He is known to treat all people, regardless of status, with the same level of respect and dignity. His heartfelt desire is to serve others by using his gifts, talents, and experience so that others can enjoy a better life.
David earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Haworth School of Business, Western Michigan University, with a management concentration. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Economics. David has served on the board of numerous community and education non-profit organizations. He resides in Colorado Springs with his wife Jenny, with whom he has four children, and two highly sociable dogs. In his spare time, he enjoys competitive running, hiking, outings with family and friends, travel, home improvement projects, snowboarding, scuba diving, and an occasional movie.
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