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Dave is an entrepreneur and veteran tech leader at small, medium and Fortune 500 companies with over 20 years of experience in technology. At AKF he has conducted several technical due diligence engagements for clients across different industries and has been in several interim leadership roles including CTO, Chief Architect, Director of Ops, Director of Product Management. He has helped clients with SaaS transformations and agile organization. Prior to joining AKF, he was a leader in tech ops at Progressive helping to scale operations across a technology shop of over 2,400 engineers.He was responsible for building and leading both incident and problem management teams to support Progressive’s revenue-critical systems, such asquote and buy, for Progressive.com that processes nearly 125,000 quotes and 25,000 buys a week. In addition to operations, Dave was an engineering manager helping teams to build a system that 12,000 adjustors across the United States use to manage and pay over $100 million annually on claims payments.
Prior to Progressive, Dave spent 8 years in various leadership roles at both GE Aviation and GE Consumer Products implementing global systems in Europe, South America, and the US ranging from purchased solutions to in-house solutions and data warehousing. While at GE, he was a Six Sigma Black Belt and helped to lead the utilization of its principles across the technology organization.
He has an MBA from Case Western Reserve University with a focus in Entrepreneurship and Organizational Behavior and has a Bachelors in MIS and Marketing from the University of Cincinnati.