Dave started building businesses since founding Brandspring Solutions in 1975. Through 2011 when he sold Brandspring, with the help of Sunbelt, he had consulted and built marketing programs for more than 400 B2B companies; from startups to Fortune 500 companies located in 15 states and Canada. Brandspring was a pioneer and a leader in B2B technology marketing solutions including: web-to-print technology, transactional websites and internet marketing.
Brandsprings reputation opened up investment opportunities including the purchase of the Fishing Tackle Division of ESB Rayovac in 1979. As an owner and vice president, Dave helped Lindy Little Joe, Inc. grow, organically and through acquisition, into one of the largest independent sport fishing tackle companies in North America. The company was sold, with the help of Sunbelt, in 2008.
Dave brings some 40 years of successful business building and transitioning experience to his clients. In his spare time Dave restores classic cars, volunteers and serves on non-profit boards including the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Foundation where he recently served a 2 year term as President.
Dave graduated from Minnesota State University Mankato with a BA in Business Administration and earned a Graduate Certificate in Management from the American Management Association's MIP program.