President and CEO (2014-2019)
Dave founded Altura in 2014 with the goal of building a consulting organization focused on helping founders and family business owners with the transitions in their business.
Using a pragmatic and common sense approach, Dave was adept at managing complex situations and personalities and negotiating positive outcomes to difficult circumstances. He served as CEO, President, COO, CFO, and sat on Boards of Directors.
Dave’s experience included CEO of Chiasso, a venture capital-backed multi-channel home furnishings chain. COO of The Bigsby & Kruthers Companies, which included an upscale menswear chain, The Knot Shops a national chain of accessory stores, Michael Jordan’s Restaurant and numerous licensing ventures with Michael Jordan. Dave led the group of companies to record sales and profits during his tenure. He began his career at KPMG and FER&S, helping businesses with audits and developing growth and profit strategies.