Dave is passionate about growing inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems based on the Give First ethos around the country. He has 20+ years of technical recruiting experience and has been consistent and highly visible in the startup scene of Colorado for more than a decade, scaling resilient startup communities, and building the most diverse and innovative engineering and executive teams in the country for his clients. To further emphasize their commitment to diversity in hiring, Dave runs a women-in-tech recruiting practice, starting 2019.

He and his recruiting teams have been instrumental in helping clients scale intelligently so that they may move towards profitability, IPOs and acquisitions. Dave also serves on the Steering Committee for Startup Colorado. He is a founding member of two mission-driven tech startups and a Startup community organization; he’s an angel investor and a regular speaker on the topic of Mental Health and Wellness in the startup realm. Dave’s deep community-building experience includes working with the core team of organizers to produce Denver Startup Week in 2013. He has been a supporter of Boulder Startup Week for more than ten years both as an organizer and sponsor.

When Dave is not building teams or speaking in the startup community – you can find him hiking in the mountains with his wife and their senior great danes, riding deep powder on a snowboard, or discovering new music.