A seasoned entrepreneur and business leader, David has a strong background in information technology, cybersecurity, energy, finance and risk management. He has proven success in developing innovative and transformative ideas and driving strategic plans that turn “big visions” into value-added solutions and successful companies.
As CEO and Co-founder of Mission Secure, David is responsible for strategic planning and overall execution, providing guidance and direction for all aspects of the company’s operations from product development, sales and marketing, to investor and board relations. He advises senior executives in industry and defense on industrial control system cyber risks and mitigations and speaks regularly at investor and industry events.
Prior to Mission Secure, David was a co-founder, CEO and board member at Gravity Renewables, a private equity-backed clean energy company based in Boulder, CO focused on acquiring, refurbishing, owning and operating small hydroelectric power plants. At Gravity, David was exposed first hand to automated control systems and the energy industry. David and his investor team successfully exited Gravity in late 2013.
David is also an angel investor who founded The Ballast Fund to invest in early-stage, cybersecurity, high tech, health and clean energy start-ups. In this role, he led a number of investments and provides business and financial expertise to the portfolio companies.
Previously, David was Founder and CEO for Roam Secure, a leading provider of emergency alerting systems to government and industry. Roam Secure was created to help address emergency response communications and mass notification issues discovered in the wake of 9/11. Cooper Industries, now part of Eaton Corporation, purchased Roam Secure in 2007. Following the acquisition by Cooper, David served as General Manager at Cooper Notification where he managed integration into the parent company and expanded the business domestically and internationally.
David began his career at KPMG and is a certified public accountant. He earned a BSc in Economics and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science and speaks fluent German. He enjoys skiing, mountain biking, traveling and spending time on the farm with his family.