Hey Dave, where did you grow up?
I grew up in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia near Cumberland, MD. We moved to Pittsburgh, PA when I was in high school.
Where did you study for college?
I hold a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and completed the Executive MBA program at the Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
What was the first job you had out of college? What was the most important lesson you learned there that has stuck with you for your entire professional career?
Upon graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, I joined the Technical Sales Program with the General Electric Company. I learned very early on, thanks to great coaching and mentoring, that establishing a relationship with customers and colleagues at a personal level is the most important aspect of being a business professional.
What drew you to working with A Neumann and Associates?
I am impressed with the design and continuous improvement of the platform and processes of the company, the value proposition, and the well thought through differentiation elements. I’m also excited about the entrepreneurial aspects of the Managing Director positions.