Managing Partner, Black Tech Nation Ventures
David currently serves on the boards of First National Bank (NYSE: FNB); Koppers (NYSE: KOP); Deep Lake Capital (Nasdaq: DLCAU), Armada Supply Chain Solutions ($4B privately held company), and Stanford Research Institute (SRI). Leadership positions include: Lead Director, Nom Gov Chair, Audit Chair. During David’s 30 year corporate career, he led strategy formulation for businesses with revenue from zero to over $2B. David’s last three corporate roles were VP, GM positions with Respironics (acquired by Philips) and Covidien (acquired by Medtronic) followed by a Senior Managing Director role with Headwaters SC (acquired by EY). Since leaving corporate, David has co-founded and or founded 5 enterprises: The BlueTree Venture Fund Black Tech Nation Ventures DDRC327, LLC (a real estate development company), AAIIRE, LLC (a real estate investment SPE), and MCAPS, LLC (a professional services company). David is also the co-Founder of the African American Directors Forum one of the more highly regarded resources for connecting board opportunities to exceptionally qualified African American executives. David is a Distinguished Alumnus Awardee of the PITT’s Swanson School of Engineering and earned his MBA at Harvard.
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