Biography

LEE_06ABW


“David is an anomaly in that he is not only a business man but a bit of professor, psychologist,  and philosopher.  His global perspective is unique in my view.  He will challenge you at every step and you will be all the better for it.”

– SVP at American Express


 

David is a facilitator, advisor, writer and speaker on topics of Business Transformation and International Business Development.

He combines his experience in global management, facilitation, and strategic thought leadership to provide inspiration, insight, and a powerful energy to his public speaking.  At the same time; he helps international organizations with triggering, mapping and leading profound & robust change initiatives as a highly effective advisor.

David is a global executive with experience in Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. He has developed business relationships in over 60 countries and has 20+ years of hands on executive management experience including stints at companies such as American Express, Sabre, and Discover the World Marketing.

As Executive Director of the Business Transformation Institute at MSS, David teaches business leaders how to deliver substantial transformations and meaningful outcomes to their organizations by providing them and their teams the knowledge, the tools and the skills that they need to ensure successful transformation.

David has published the eBook – Discovering the Complex Adaptive Organization; white papers on Developing a Customer Worldview and Change Management in Complex Environments; and a guide on Successfully Selling Travel in Brazil. He was also published in the Big Book of Marketing on the topic of International Sales and by the European Parliament on the topic of Proportional Representation in the UK.


“David is a person with a true entrepreneurial spirit who knows how to drive innovation in a highly ambiguous and rapidly changing environment.”

– VP, Executive Producer, iExplore.com w/ National Geographic


David earned a Masters in International Management from Thunderbird, the School for Global Management at Arizona State University and Bachelors in International Business from Washington University, in St. Louis. He has a post-graduate certificate in Mergers & Acquisitions from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University, Complexity and Chaos Theory Applications from the University of Michigan, and Leading Diverse Teams for Collaborative Results from Thunderbird. Additionally he has certifications in Negotiation, Organizational Change Management, and Project Management. He is also certified as a Prosci Change Management Trainer, an ASAPTM Innovation Facilitator and a Sociomapping Facilitator.

David has traveled to 43 countries to date for business and has lived in Europe and Asia. He currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona and Moscow, Russia.