"The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails."John Maxwell
I have applied the lessons and values learned from my experience as a member of several championship level sports teams to my professional career: teamwork, accountability, overcoming adversity, and playing to win.
My work at MRA allows me to wear several hats and that kind of variety motivates me. It’s great, because I have the opportunity to contribute in different ways to the organization while growing professionally.
Dave is a versatile and results-oriented business, operations, and development executive, known for pioneering and implementing long-term growth strategies that consistently deliver enhanced performance and profitability.
As an executive in the professional services, consulting, and nonprofit human services industries, Dave has hired, developed, and managed hundreds of people across multiple disciplines. Over his 25-year career, he has consistently created innovative solutions to problems that empower a team, company, and client.
- Drove $3.2M improvement in cash flow from operations, through proactive divestments of approximately $15M, while adding $12M in new more profitable contracts.
- Led the development of two three-year strategic plans.
- Sold most significant engagement of its kind in firm history; 3-year consulting commitment valued over $1.5 million annually and delivered in over 20 countries.
- Led and engineered the successful turnaround of a low-performing market, increased sales 360 percent in 18 months, and grew consulting staff from six to 55 professionals in 24 months.
Dave has a Bachelor of Science degree in communications from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.
Professional and Community Activities
A Milwaukee native, Dave was a member of Western Michigan’s MAC Championship Football Team during his senior year. When not enjoying time with family and friends, Dave volunteers his time to several local nonprofits and charitable organizations including Guitars 4 Vets, Waukesha County Birth to Three, and the Grafton Gridiron Club.