David is the CEO at Elevate Semiconductor, a Presidio Investors company. In this role David is tasked with driving sales growth equivalent to doubling the business in a 3 year period, as well as putting in place programs and infrastructure to facilitate market share gains, building a world-wide semiconductor business.
Previously, David was CEO of Renderstorm, Inc., the only custom-workflow, bare metal renderfarm in the world. David restructured the business, grew sales 50% in 12 months, and facilitated the sale to strategic buyers.
Prior to Renderstorm, David served as the Chief Restructuring Officer for Sales at Avaya. In this role, he is tasked with improving the efficiency of a 1,000 person global sales organization, driving additional revenue through indirect channels, and developing new sales approaches to increase penetration in the company’s new product segments (networking) as well as win new accounts for the existing business.
David has also held a number of senior leadership roles at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), including leading Worldwide Business Management/Sales Operations and Global Channel Marketing at AMD, as well as becoming the Corporate VP of Strategic Account Sales. In the Business Management role, he was responsible for planning all of the company’s revenue in the Computing and Graphics business segments, developing and managing the pricing, assigning the sales compensation programs, and managing all of the funds and contra-revenue across the $2B yearly P&L – roughly $500M in marketing and contra-revenue funding. As the VP of Strategic Account Sales, he was responsible for partnering with the largest multinational customers, such as Lenovo, Acer, etc., to deliver AMD solutions across Microprocessors, Consumer and Professional Graphics, and Server product lines ($750M of annual business).
Previously, David served as Vice President of WW Storage Marketing and Business Operations at Sun Microsystems reporting directly to the company Chief Marketing Officer– responsible for a $2B P&L for the WW storage business.
David has a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University, a BA in Finance and a BS in Economics from Loyola Marymount University. David has been recognized twice as a Gold Stevie award winner in 2014: first for Worldwide Sales Executive of the Year, and secondly for Worldwide Sales Operations team of the year. He was a sales champion award winner in 2014, a CRN Channel Chief from 2009-12, and a CRN Top 10 Channel Sales Leader in 2009.
Presidio Board Seats: Elevate Semiconductor, Bravas