David is the founder and CEO of DHA Holdings, Inc. (DHA), a high tech investment company that builds global businesses in the manufacturing and technology sectors with a focus on industrial markets. DHA is hands-on; building new businesses and expanding market share with an active role in daily operations. His responsibilities span all aspects of strategic planning, operations and brand; including organizational design and implementation, business development, value management, financial planning and investment strategies, team formation in addition to operational oversight and quality systems.
As founder of DHA and its portfolio companies, David has successfully designed and managed multiple company lifecycles from start-up to growth and maturity for 4+ businesses over the last eight years. His strengths include active strategic initiatives, operational design and deployment in addition to team formation.
Prior to DHA, David was a graduate of GE’s Operations Management Leadership Development Program (OMLP) within the GE’s Energy business segment, completing four intense training modules spanning Gas Turbine, Steam Turbine and Global Sourcing Operations. David worked on several noteworthy projects during his tenure at GE including the shut down and transition of a $200MM manufacturing operation from Schenectady, NY to Monterrey, Mexico; the design and implementation of a global joint venture between GE Energy and Toshiba in addition to the negotiation and implementation of sourcing strategies with Hitachi and Doosan (formerly Korea Heavy Industries Corp).
Culminating from 14+ years of corporate experience and business building, David is passionate about entrepreneurship and start-up companies. He has dedicated his professional life to building a portfolio of businesses that transform lives and which contribute to creating a sustainable start-up ecosystem in his community. He is an active start-up investor, mentor, and facilitator and has actively built several companies as an entrepreneur.
David has a vision to create, build, mentor and invest in 50 businesses by 50 years old while generating healthy jobs that contribute to a vibrant ecosystem.