Senior Vice President
Dave’s passion is working with busy, results-oriented executives and business owners who want to capitalize on a key strategic advantage – their leaders. Through his practical, proven and collaborative approach, he helps organizations sharpen the leadership skills of executives and middle managers so profits are deepened, morale is enhanced and the type of culture is created that attracts and retains top talent. His clients have been from a variety of industries, including software, biotech, retail, financial services, government and healthcare.
The focus of Dave’s work is on 1:1 leadership coaching, team effectiveness, organizational leadership development, training and the application of tools such as DiSC® (personality) and EQ-i 2.0 (emotional intelligence) to deepen self-awareness and create actionable insights.
Before joining think2perform, Dave ran his own coaching, training and consulting business. Prior to entering into consulting, Dave worked over the span of 24 years for American Express Financial Advisors/Ameriprise. During the last ten years at Ameriprise, Dave’s work focused on implementing major change initiatives and developing sales leaders and their teams across the Ameriprise sales organization. Hundreds of leaders and thousands of training participants have put Dave’s practical expertise into action. Earlier roles included leadership positions in Sales/Leader Staffing, Employee Relations and Field Real Estate. Dave has also been a faculty member at Montana State University, teaching the Leadership Foundations course.
Dave has a B.A. in Psychology and Communications from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota and a M.Ed. in Human Resource Development from the University of St. Thomas.
After braving the humidity, mosquitoes and flatness of Minnesota for 17 years, in 2000 he moved back to God’s country in Montana (Bozeman) with his wife, and two kids. He enjoys hitting a little white ball around in the summers and remaining vertical while gliding down white powder in the winters.