Process Design and Management

Dave is the founder of Bottom Line, a nationally-recognized non-profit with a mission to help first-generation students from low-income backgrounds get in to college, graduate from college and go far in life.  Under his guidance, Bottom Line grew from its start with 25 students in 1997 to serving nearly 8,000 students per year in Boston, New York, and Chicago in 2018. He spent the last decade as head of programs for Bottom Line, leading the development of a codified program model, accountability-focused management system, and improved service efficiencies to allow for program replication and exceptional outcomes.

At Deep Why, Dave  helps growing non-profits scale their impact sustainably.  A strong systems thinker with an orientation toward continuous improvement, he has spent his non-profit career committed to operational excellence.  He helps clients identify areas of strength and weakness in program delivery and implement policies, standards, and changes in operations and systems that optimize productivity.

Dave earned his MEd in School Counseling from Salem State University and a Bachelor of Arts from Northeastern University.  He began his career in education as a guidance counselor at schools in Northern Virginia and New York City.