David has more than 25 years of leadership experience building start-ups, growing middle market companies, and developing brands within large companies. Combining a unique blend of creative, operating, and financing strengths, he has achieved exciting company and product turnarounds and is recognized for his success in growing sales, profitability, and company enterprise value.
As President and Board Member of Mashburn, LLC (vertically integrated apparel lifestyle brands Sid & Ann Mashburn), David completed complex growth equity and debt financings, managed substantial store build-outs, and oversaw significant e-commerce growth. During his 10 year tenure, the Company realized a 33% compounded revenue growth rate and the flagship store in Atlanta, Georgia has been recognized as the "Best Store in America" by both Esquire and GQ Magazines.
David also served as President and Board Member of Party City of Atlanta (a chain of retail superstores), where he led the Company to record levels of revenue and profitability. With a clear focus on providing superior service to over 2.5 million customers annually, Party City of Atlanta realized significantly more revenue per transaction under his oversight.
David began his career at IBM in San Francisco, and he received his bachelor's degree in Economics from Stanford University.
He resides with his family in Palm Beach, Florida.