Since 2000, I have worked with multiple Fortune 500 companies including eBay, Comcast, Toys'R'Us, and American Express.
I have developed comprehensive strategies for early-stage startups and mid-to-large enterprises, leading both in-house and offshore teams for product launches across North America and Europe.
Let's develop your product concept together through discovery and ideation.
Turn ideas into actual solutions with research, design, and testing.
Support existing design & engineering talent to grow their skillsets.
Deliver working software with iterative, just-in-time customer value.
Gather feedback from real people about how to make your solutions better.
Organize content around how your customers think about your problem space.
Rapidly visualize ideas without spending time on code or infrastructure.
Test solutions out and make changes quickly before implementation.
within finTech, edTech, & e-commerce industries
I led the front-end development teams for Toys'R'Us online store launches in Canada, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Spain, and Portugal.
In addition to hands-on HTML/CSS/JS development, this included guiding 15+ on-and-offshore team members through all aspects of the development process; assisting in task assignment and professional growth of team members; and setting standards for code quality and techniques.
DevOps / QA Leadership
“Dave was one of the reasons I decided to join Frontline in 2015. When I first met him I was immediately impressed with his passion for design thinking and entrepreneurial spirit.“
"In the nearly 4 years I was lucky enough to have him lead UX and Mobile for us – I witnessed him build an enterprise design organization that unified the user experience across a multitude of organic and acquired solutions and bring a mobile solution to market that allowed educators to spend more time teaching students and less time pushing paper. Both of these accomplishments were key differentiators that led to our acquisition by Thoma Bravo in 2017.
“Above all, Dave understands that culture is king, and he exemplifies servant leadership in everything he does. Hands down... one of the best.”
“I first worked with David on a non-profit startup in 2007. He grasped what was needed immediately, organized the team, and executed the project efficiently from start to finish. After launching my own software business a decade later, I knew I had to get David on my team. With strengths honed from years of enterprise experience, he rapidly structured our team and laid out a roadmap for company growth.
“David pivoted to every challenge we gave him, including leading the creation of an entire payment gateway system in 60 days while keeping momentum on our flagship software initiatives. He strengthened morale and role-modeled our cultural values throughout his tenure, even when the chips were down. I can’t wait to see where his career leads next.”
"David's intelligence, introspection, improvisation, and ability to operate seamlessly between the user, business, and technical interests of software development would make him an invaluable leader at any organization.
He exemplifies mastery in systems thinking and vision-casting, and balances informed confidence with humble inquiry to plant strategic flags in a way that rallies empowered teams and organizations toward a common business goal."
"Dave and I have worked on several creative ventures while working at GSI Commerce. While developing a Facebook birthday app, Dave proved again and again how versatile his talents are. More than just a Lead, his creative background allows Dave to assume whatever role is necessary to get the job done. He acted as Designer and Web Developer, all while displaying his Leadership skills to drive the project through completion.
Dave is a key member to have on any team."