David’s background combines executive leadership roles in management consulting, policy advocacy, and information technology. For the past decade, he worked in public policy, to muster business support for a broad range of sustainability initiatives. He co-founded and grew the American Sustainable Business Council, an alternative chamber of commerce for sustainable and socially-responsible businesses. The Council’s members include leading sustainability-oriented brands such as Patagonia, Clif Bar, Seventh Generation, and Eileen Fisher, Inc. among others. Earlier, David was President of New Voice of Business, a San Francisco based business advocacy organization, and Managing Director of Rockridge Institute, a think tank focused on policy and political communications. In parallel with these operating positions, David wrote a weekly column in US News and World Report on the economics of sustainability.
Before turning to policy work, David served in executive roles in the management consulting industry. He was a Partner at Accenture, leading the strategy consulting practice in the North American media and entertainment industry group. At Accenture, he worked with global media conglomerates on the challenges and opportunities presented by the growth of the Internet in the late 1990’s. Earlier, he was Vice President of Marketing at Radius, an Apple-centric computer peripherals company, and Director at the consultancy Arthur D. Little, Inc. where he ran the firm’s west coast information technology practice. He holds an MBA from Stanford Business School and a BA from Harvard.