Dave is the successful serial entrepreneur. He has a wealth of deep operational knowledge and hands on experience in creating and operating international early and late stage companies. His skills include all aspects of building strategic partnerships, strategic sales planning and execution, sales and marketing, mergers and acquisitions, management, Software as a Service, professional services, mobile technologies, IPO preparation, industry analysts, legal operations, fundraising, business modelling and cloud computing.
FeedYak is a Killer App in a new market that redefines how people give and get feedback. It helps you engage your relationships by participating in video feedback with friends, family, customers, employers, professors, teachers and new acquaintances.
Where hands on co-founders build disruptive technologies for millions of corporate and consumer users by sourcing new ideas using an accelerator business model.
The mission of the WatkinsValls Family Foundation is to provide financial support to organizations engaged in scientific research related to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of all types of cancer, educational programs, and scholarship programs.
After working at Accenture, Ernst & Young and Interleaf, he started Softscape in 1995.
For more than a decade, Softscape helped millions of workers across 156 countries in over 300 Global 2000 companies be more successful at performing their jobs while contributing to bottom-line results called Human Capital Management. He invented integrated Talent Management; a global multi-billion dollar market.
Softscape was a bootstrap funded $30 million SaaS Company headquartered in Massachusetts. Softscape invented the Integrated Talent Management segment of the Human Resources market demonstrating the ability to win accounts, build business and master changing trends.
Softscape operated from offices in the US, UK, Thailand, Hong Kong, South Africa, Australia, and Germany growing to more than 270 global customers with a user base of 4.1 million and offices in London, Sydney, New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Hartford, Washington, D.C., Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Johannesburg. Enterprise customers included companies such as Seagate, Sony, Astra Zeneca, John Deere, University of Notre Dame, and Scotts.
Dave and his wife Lilly have four children.