Dave helps Demand Media create and execute on the strategic initiatives of the company, ensuring that our strategic vision and decision making effectively align for growth. He previously served as Chief Marketing Officer for Demand Media and was the Chief Executive Officer of Pluck prior to its acquisition by Demand Media in March 2008.
Dave is a software industry veteran with 20+ years of start-up experience and has helped define new markets across a range of Internet and enterprise software sectors. He co-founded Pluck as a Venture Partner at Austin Ventures. He was also a co-founder and executive vice president of collaboration tools provider Question Technologies (sold to Motive).
For seven years, Dave was Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at web-collaboration pioneer DataBeam before their successful sale to Lotus/IBM. Previously, he ran product management at Easel Corporation, a popular software development tool company that went public.
Dave holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Furman University.