Hello! My name is David.
My passion for people and technology goes back to hacking a boot-disk and networking Doom in my high school computer lab. My reward was two hours of pure joy in the form of a 16-bit communal experience with my friends. That joy stuck with me. To this day, my vision for human potential is what guides my relentless discovery of technology solutions. It’s been with me in every company I started, client I consulted, startup I advised, and product I’ve designed and developed. And it’s why I care so much about the beautiful, messy human stakes embedded in the process.
Product Leader | Company Builder | Coach & Advisor
I’m a coaching-style leader who is as passionate about the people building products as I am about the ones using them. Ideally, I’ll have a chance to influence and implement team practices that correlate with a healthy culture and sustainable product performance. I have a 17+ year history building products and services across industries, which includes new companies on a few occasions. This means I’ve had to become exceptional at the design process, including mapping strategiess to problems and acquiring new learnings and skills.
Through this experience, I know products have many different lifecycle stages and, consequently, so does product management. Research clearly shows that data-driven design, strong CI/CD, and agile methodologies provide the best overall results. But any process must constantly adapt to meet the dynamic needs of both the team and the users — if you're not continually building trust through strong ethical principals and empathic curious listening, you and your product are likely outdated.