For over 30 years Dave has been growing and transforming private and public tech businesses around the world. He has earned a stellar reputation for operational excellence and creating shareholder value as an operating partner, senior executive, board leader and mentor across a number of sectors including business software, tech-enabled services, cloud infrastructure, mobile, digital media and energy tech.
Dave is currently a General Partner with Sevin Rosen Funds, an early stage venture firm. Prior to joining the firm, Dave was the CEO of Cicada, a SRF portfolio company, and led it to a successful exit. Prior to Cicada, he was the CEO of Applied WDM, a web infrastructure start-up and an executive officer at Pliant Systems, a public HD video services company. Dave’s general management skills are rooted in his fast-track tenure at IBM, where he built a $110M global multimedia business, oversaw an $800M manufacturing operation in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, and led several development, product management, global marketing and sales teams.
Dave earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with Distinction from the University of Virginia. Dave currently serves on the board of Market6 and Hexatech as the lead investor as well as the UVA Engineering Department. He is also a strategic advisor to the President of Hunt Energy’s corporate venture group.