Dave has led organizations in multiple industries including as president of a national mortgage lender and recently as the co-founder and CEO of a national franchise organization that was ultimately sold to private equity.  Over the past several years Dave has had the opportunity to work with small business owners nationwide, helping evaluate their team, set strategy, and build a high performance culture that helps CEOs achieve their goals.  Helping small business owners succeed has become Dave's passion and purpose and the impetus to create Thrive Brands.  

Dave and his wife live in Isabela, Puerto Rico and is an avid adventure sports enthusiast, including surfing, kiteboarding, freediving, paragliding, snowboarding, and ultramarathon trail running.

Thrive Brands was created to help small business leaders build high performance organizations through two distinct platforms:

Thrive Brands works with emerging franchisors and high potential small businesses to bring fundamentally strong concepts to the franchise market.  Dave and his team work hands on with founders and stakeholders to set up leadership, infrastructure, and set the strategy to grow through franchising.

Thrive Project is a CEO coaching consultancy focused on helping leaders of existing small businesses build the right team, develop the right culture, and set the right strategy to build a high performance company that not only grows, but thrives.