Dave brings to HOPE more than 18 years of diverse and extensive for profit and nonprofit experience in Human Resources, people management and operations with such companies as Netflix, Inte Q, HR Solutions, Spark Program, and, most recently, Nonprofit HR. Dave has built from the ground up HR departments and services at two distinct organizations in his career. He is fluent with both the strategic and tactical sides of HR management and execution, utilizing the breadth and depth of his knowledge and experience to create thriving workplaces and informed employees. 

A true champion of his coworkers and their respective talents, Dave excels at communicating effectively with all levels of an organization – building trust and commitment as well as driving operational efficiency, job satisfaction and productivity that are natural outcomes of a connected and engaged team. As a leader, Dave is most proud of his work strategizing, collaborating and enabling others to succeed and grow in their careers. Dave holds a B.A. in English Composition and Philosophy from DePauw University and is a Certified Professional with the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).

In his spare time, Dave is a semi-professional songwriter, singer, and guitarist. He has written, recorded, and released 9 albums of his own music. His current work can be found here: thestolenpicassos.bandcamp.com.