Dave joined Sigma Prime in January 2013 as a Technology Advisor. Dave is an experienced technology executive, entrepreneur, and coach with over twenty years’ experience building, growing and managing leading-edge technology and internet businesses.
Dave was Founder and CEO of Cartera Commerce, and is currently Chairman. Cartera is the market leader in card-linked loyalty solutions, powering loyalty programs for top airlines and banks. Along with John Simon, Dave also founded Jumptap, where he is currently a board observer. Dave has held Entrepreneur-In-Residence positions at both General Catalyst Partners and Flybridge Capital Partners.
Previously, Dave was founding CTO at Upromise (acquired by Sallie Mae), creating the largest coalition loyalty program in the United States. Prior to Upromise, Dave was VP engineering at Lycos (acquired by Terra Networks), overseeing search and portal products as well as managing technology due diligence and integration for acquisitions. Dave has held senior technology management and architect roles at Direct Hit (acquired by Ask Jeeves), SQA (acquired by Rational Software, then IBM), Object Design (acquired by Progress Software), and Symbolics. Dave served four years in the US Air Force at the National Security Agency.
Dave has been active in the Boston technology startup community and as an occasional angel investor. His investments and advisories include Care.com, Chitika, DataXu, Jumptap, MoonToast, and SiteAdvisor (acquired by McAfee).
Dave holds an MSCS from the University of Maryland, and a BSEE from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.