David is currently CEO of ChannelAdvisor (NYSE:ECOM) where he is responsible for leading the company in its mission to provide retailers and branded manufacturers the software and services needed to successfully sell their products via online sales channels. David became a Senior Advisor to Susquehanna Portfolio Value Creation in 2020 to provide mentorship and development for portfolio company CEOs, and to assist with deal sourcing activities.
Before joining ChannelAdvisor, David founded and successfully exited multiple venture-backed software companies. He was most recently an entrepreneur-in-residence at the Aurora Funds, a venture capital firm with more than $200 million under management. Prior to Aurora, David was president of Avesair, a mobile marketing company that was acquired by Inphonic; prior to Avesair, David was co-founder and CTO of Netsation, a network management software company acquired by Nortel Networks.
David received a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego. David was awarded the Triangle Business Journal’s 2010 CFO of the Year Award. In 2008, he received the Triangle Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40 award. David has also been awarded four U.S. patents. He has been a chairman of the foundation board for the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Foundation as well as the board of directors for the North Carolina Council for Entrepreneurial Development.