Dave joined Google Ventures from the executive leadership team of Kiva Systems where he helped grow the eCommerce-enabling robotics company to ultimately sell to Amazon for $775 million. Dave’s four years at Kiva were spent launching, leading, and growing several large client-facing organizations (sales, pre-sales, service, support). Dave played a key role at Kiva through its integration with Amazon as the two companies partnered to maximize Kiva’s impact and shape Amazon’s perspective on industrial automation.
Dave’s career prior to Kiva included management consulting for BCG and leading teams as a Captain in the U.S. military’s most elite units. His military leadership roles ranged from running a high-tech organization in Europe; to serving as an Aide de Camp to the Four Star General responsible for U.S. forces in Europe, Africa, and Afghanistan; to deploying with elite special operations teams worldwide, ensuring they were enabled by the world’s most advanced technologies.