David Montanaro is a leading expert in the telecommunications and data networking industries with extensive knowledge in the convergence of voice, data, video and wireless solutions in managed, hosted and cloud computing environments.
He is the Founder and CEO of Strategic Advisory Associates, a consulting firm that specializes in helping companies with progressive growth. And he’s a Founding Member and Angel Investor with the Seed capital Fund of Central New York, as well as an Advisory Board Member of 3Pound Health.
David built a career in developing, restructuring and turning around high-growth technology businesses. He was a founding investor and board member and led USA Datanet Corporation as Chairman, President and CEO. He was also an executive for NEC Corporation in numerous CEO roles spanning six different business entities over 15 years.
Prior to NEC, David was a leader in his industry, forging new multi-million dollar telecommunications organizations through innovation, entrepreneurship and leveraging of strategic partnerships and mergers and acquisitions.
With a track record of leading growth and transition, David’s strengths include vertical application development in healthcare, education, finance and government sectors and securing growth capital through venture funding, private equity and public offerings. His business acumen covers operations, finance and strategy in defense, air traffic control and security systems. His in-depth knowledge of financial, legal, regulatory compliance and governance requirements in his industry complements his intellectual property and patent experience.