Based in Denver CO, David is an accomplished “hands-on” consultant, advisor and coach with over 30 years of demonstrated success in leading organizations and management teams through initial start-up, transition, and growth. David has a proven history of generating positive financial results for owners and investors through measurement and analysis, strategy and effective management process. He is committed to helping his clients build a positive company culture and an extraordinary customer experience.
David founded Compass Group Ltd. in early 2010, to provide independent retailers with the “science behind the art” of retailing. He gets profound results by leveraging his relationship with Management One™, the nation's leading merchandise planner and retail analytics firm… and capitalizing on his years of experience in retail management, consulting, and development. David's thinking has been profoundly and personally influenced by Les Wexner (chairman of Limited Brands), Paco Underhill (CEO of Envirosell) and his dad, whose retail stores provided him a place to earn his allowance and appreciate what retail life was like without a calculator or point-of-sale system.
David has a broad range of business experience encompassing the retail, hospitality, sports, tourism entertainment and consumer goods and services sectors. With early tenures on Wall St., Madison Avenue, and Silicon Valley, he honed his skills as a senior director, CEO, and COO with several small to medium sized multi-unit businesses as well as an FGCI, $250M golf course and golf retail consolidator, overseeing more than 120 shops.