David is a co-founder of Ocean Azul Partners. He has been working with Bill and investing in startups and early-stage companies for over 15-years. David provides value to founders, management and investors through his experience, tactical insights, strategic planning, critical thinking, innovation and operational excellence. As a prior founder, he lived the challenges of creating profitability with limited access to capital for sustainable growth.
David is the founding CFO and on the Advisory Board of activEngage, Inc. a Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Company and INC 5000 Five-Year Honoree in 2016. He was also the former founding CFO and on the Advisory Board of DealerUps (sold to JM Family Enterprises) and Electrolytic Technologies (sold to Gables Energy Partners). David is the co-founder of consumer brand BeFit Nutrition™ that he developed in partnership with LionsGate (NYSE: LGE). He also helped establish That’s It Nutrition™, one of the fastest growing private nutrition bar companies in the U.S. and even sent bars to the international space station. David is currently active on the Advisory Boards of activEngage, Itopia and DadeSystems.
David is a CPA and former Manager of Arthur Andersen LLP. He was awarded Student-Athlete Honors from Miami University with a Bachelor of Science in Business and has an Executive Education in Digital Marketing Strategy from Columbia Business School. David is a passionate advocate for finding and developing innovative technologies to provide access to clean and safe water worldwide. He enjoys tennis, biking, scuba diving and watersports.