David is a Senior Business Advisor in the MaRS Discovery District Clean Tech practice supporting 40+ start-up clients and teaches MaRS business and entrepreneurship programs to students and entrepreneurs at innovation incubators and universities across the province. As well, for the past decade, he has consulted in strategic growth management and business process improvement for both commercial and not-for-profit clients. David has held executive roles as President at Sprint Canada telecom, SVP at Direct Energy, founding President of Empori.com, VP at Bata and country manager for Labatt. David spent more than 10 years working internationally in Latin America, Europe, and the USA. More recently, he has held interim executive roles for Strategic Business Transformation at a number of clients including Sears, CIM, IceGen and Cavet Technologies.
An active community volunteer, David is an elected Governor of the University of Toronto, spent 12 years as a Director and Board Chair with Habitat for Humanity in Canada, an international volunteer strategy Advisor at CESO and a Director of the Bata Museum. In 2013, David completed the ICD (Institute for Corporate Directors) NFP Governance program. He is a certified off-road motorcycle instructor and completed the final part of his Rotman MBA in Spanish in Chile. Hobbies include long-distance motorcycling, snowshoeing, travel, hiking and construction projects. He holds an undergraduate Industrial Engineering degree.
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