Dave brings almost three decades of leadership and enterprise management in the telecommunications sector. Mutually beneficial relationships and company growth with strong client acquisition and positive client experience, as well as deep-seeded values-based leadership and team development have been a consistent factor in all of Daves professional endeavors. With a vision for a better way of offering telecommunications services, Dave began his involvement as General Manager with the family ILEC that was founded by his great grandfather in 1909. Under Dave’s leadership, Ironton Telephone quickly evolved from being a small rural telco to one of the fastest growing privately owned telecommunications companies in Pennsylvania. Dave was also instrumental in developing and enhancing the relationships of a large multi-county/two state fiber backbone ISP partnership (PenTeleData) with other telcos and cable companies. In 2009, seeing the emerging opportunities and evolution of telecom with a strong shift from premise to cloud services, Dave, as Chairman of the Board, founded Ironton Global, an ITSP, to offer next generation SIP, Hosted IP-PBX and converged UCaaS/CCaaS solutions. At the same time, Dave also identified a unique niche and founded Telzy, a business based on the deployment of a multi-lingual mobile app for iOS and Android, designed to deliver easy-to-use affordable and reliable international calling to over 180 countries around the world. In 2011, seeing a growing need to redefine the sales, marketing and consultative process for Enterprise and SMB Cloud Computing and Cloud Communications, Dave, as the “angel” investor, co-founded GreenStar Solutions, creating a business that was geared for the next evolution in Cloud and the continual improvement in the client experience. Twelve years later, GreenStar proudly continues its mission of assisting many service providers, vendors, distributors and carriers in the communications sector with their marketing and other telecom centric needs. In 2016, as Dave was traveling the United States and Canada, providing keynote and breakout session consultative sessions at various trade show events, he was courted to assist an emerging UC platform provider, NetSapiens. Initially a small consultative role, within a few short months Dave was requested by the ownership and management of NetSapiens to enhance his role and lead the company as Senior Vice President and General Manager of NetSapiens. For 6 years Dave was one of the key executive team leaders that quickly grew NetSapiens revenues, market share and presence by providing a solid business development plan, forward thinking sales and marketing initiatives and campaigns, and strong channel growth with customer experience and empathy as a core focus, and ultimately positioned the company to be acquired in June 2021 by Crexendo. Today, Dave proudly serves the GreenStar leadership and staff in fostering an energetic, enjoyable and collaborative culture, designed to create purpose for all within the organizations and an open ecosystem for our clients, thus enhancing the customer experience and increasing the value proposition. Outside of work, Dave serves on several technology and telecommunications advisory boards. He also enjoys teaching Jujutsu, Kempo, and Aikido at his own dojo ( www.lehighfukasakai.com ), sailing, scuba diving, the Lower Florida Keys and traveling with his wife Michelle, their three children, his extended family and new and life-long colleagues and friends.