David Florence

Partner — New York
Experience: 20 Years
Professional Qualifications

Bachelors in Mathematics & Psychology, Highest Honors, Phi Beta Kappa at the University of California, Los Angeles
PhD Research in Engineering at Virginia Tech via University Fellowship
Master in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, Highest Honors, Full Fellowship, Beta Gamma Sigma Honors

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David has been successful in both large corporate and start-up environments. His career has included senior roles at Goto.com, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, Oracle and Sun Microsystems. David has traveled the planet working with Global 2000 and governments to implement Big Data solutions. Prior to joining August Leadership, David lead the SoCal technology practice group for the global retained executive search firm, Stanton Chase. David consulted to several start-ups and companies looking to change their business focus. In addition, over David’s career, he has worked for and started executive search firms focused on IT leadership and marketing executives working with Apple, Belkin International, BusinessLand, ComputerLand, E-Machines, Epson, Fareportal, Jansport, JD Power and Associates, Phillips, Symantec, Toshiba, and X-IO Technologies. He was born in Los Angeles and has previously lived and worked in Los Angeles, Palm Beach, San Francisco, New Jersey and recently in Washington DC.

David is an adjunct professor at the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University, the David Nazarian School of Business and Economics at California State University Northridge, the University of California Santa Barbara, the University of La Verne and the University of Redlands where he teaches at the graduate school. David teaches Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Market Research, CEO Strategy, Innovation and New Venture Management. David was the Chairman of the USC Marshall School of Business Innovation Conference featuring Rick Caruso, Michael Milken, Elon Musk, Ron Howard, J D Power, Nolan Bushnell, and many other VIP Innovators.

David is active in public policy and is current serving on USC’s National Healthcare Consortium Team focused on providing solutions for the Covid-19 logistical issues. In addition, David works with local, state, and federal government officials providing innovation consulting.

David resides in New York and his daughter attends Washington University in St. Louis. In addition to finding the perfect match between client and candidate, David enjoys movies, tennis, and collects fountain pens, watches & high-tech gear. He is an audiophile and collects audio equipment and spends much of his free time listening to Jazz, EDM, Pop, Classical and Rock music. David is passionate and loves to talk about mobile computing, wireless solutions, and high-tech gadgets.

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