David is a New York City native. After receiving a dual BA in Economics and BA in Asian Studies from Cornell University, he worked on Wall Street for a couple of years before returning to graduate school to receive his MBA from the University at Buffalo. After heading up the marketing research department at Harris Corp, he moved cross country to join Los Angeles based BizRate.com, the second most well-funded SoCal VC startup at the time. Additional startups in the San Francisco Bay Area included stints at Yahoo!, ArcSoft.com and QRA Resources, a boutique market research consultancy to tech companies in the Bay Area. Most recently, he served as Director or Market Research and Market Intelligence at Trend Micro, one of the world’s top ten software and SAAS providers. Currently, David heads up the market research team at MINDBODY in San Luis Obispo where he resides with his wife and 3 young children.