Dave is a top-notch facilitator and a natural when it comes to addressing a group of any size. He is adept at drawing participants in and keeping them engaged from start to finish. His many years as a business leader give him a wealth of real world experiences to draw on during trainings, presentations, and business simulations.
Dave’s background includes a 23-year career at Nike, Inc. He began his Nike career as the Training Manager for Nike Retail. Dave’s career went on to include working on Nike’s Footwear Future Vision team, several leadership roles in training and development, leadership of Nike’s Global EKIN Program (EKIN = Nike’s elite team of storytellers, educators, marketers, and connectors), and heading-up Nike’s Footwear Product Testing team. Dave was also one of a handful of people designated as a Nike corporate storyteller, leading programs to ensure Nike’s heritage and values are shared with every employee, and representing Nike with external partners and university visits.
Outside of work, Dave is an avid runner, cyclist, outdoorsman, and active volunteer in his community. Dave lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, two sons and dog.