David comes to Gradifi having helped shape the Boston innovation and technology scene for over a decade. His most recent roles were as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School (HBS) and Director of the Babson Summer Venture Program, and he has played hands-on roles at six companies, all of which were acquired or IPO’d.
Earlier in his career, David led the PayPal Boston office and co-founded the Start Tank innovation space. He’s acted as the VP of Product at Where, Director of New Products at TripAdvisor and Director of Product Marketing at m-Qube (Verisign), and led successful efforts at edocs (Siebel) and Goldman Sachs.
As a leader in the entrepreneurship community, David holds several advisor/board memberships and has made 40 angel investments in early-stage startups. Awards include Boston Business Journal’s Power 50: Most Influential Bostonians, BostInno’s 50 on Fire: Education Winner / Investment Winner / Tech Finalist, and Finalist for NEVY Angel of the Year.
David holds a BS with Distinction in Computer Science from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.