David Whitney is an experienced management consultant, business strategist, investment banker, and investor. David’s expertise involves helping companies of all sizes improve operating performance, achieve ongoing profitability, commercialize new products and services, and develop leadership teams. Whitney creates measurable value for companies by leveraging a skill set that reflects 33+ years spent in company operations, sales management, manufacturing, business development, finance, and executive leadership.
Whitney is a licensed investment banker (Series 7 & 63) and works with growth-stage ventures raising investor capital. These growth-stage ventures have commercialized products and services featuring innovative, problem-solving solutions; these companies are led by experienced entrepreneurs and proven innovators who deploy investor capital to grow product lines and extend service offerings.
Beyond Whitney’s investment banker activities, he is an investor. David invests in established companies already selling products and delivering services in the marketplace; these companies seek to profitably scale business operations and leverage Whitney’s involvement in them. In addition to the capital he invests, David provides company senior leadership with ongoing guidance, coaching, and mentoring.
Besides his marketplace activities, Whitney is a teacher. In previous positions held, David served as the Assistant Director of the University of Florida's Engineering Innovation Institute and taught courses in innovation and entrepreneurship to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Florida. Since 2010, Whitney has taught courses and delivered guest lectures at universities in Colombia, New Zealand, Poland, and the USA.