Dave is a general partner at GV. His background is in building and leading enterprise software sales and operations teams for highly-technical products, under pressure in rapidly-changing markets.
Dave joins GV from the executive leadership team of Kiva Systems, where he helped grow the enterprise-enabling robotics company to $100 million in annual revenue before it was purchased by Amazon for $775 million. Dave’s four years at Kiva were spent launching, leading, and growing enterprise sales, account management, pre-sales, professional services, and support organizations. He established a reputation for consistently recruiting top talent and leading high-performing teams. Dave played a key role at Kiva through its first year of integration with Amazon, as his organizations refocused to maximize the impact of Kiva’s continually-learning system on Amazon’s business for years to come.
Dave’s career prior to Kiva included management consulting for The Boston Consulting Group and leading teams as a Captain in the U.S. military’s most elite units. His military leadership roles ranged from running a high-tech organization in Europe; to serving as an Aide de Camp to the Four Star General responsible for U.S. forces in Europe, Africa, and Afghanistan; to deploying with elite special operations teams worldwide, ensuring they were enabled by the world’s most advanced technologies.
Dave holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from Emory University in math and computer science.