David - PhD, RFC, AIF
San Diego, CA
David spent 18 years with a major financial planning firm as a Senior Financial Advisor, Training Manager, and District Manager. He has also worked for two large independent financial planning and asset management companies in senior management positions. His responsibilities have included managing large numbers of employees as well as setting up employee hiring, training, evaluation and compensation systems. His background and experience in integrating technological systems with management needs have given him a unique perspective on the use of technology as a leadership tool.
David has spent the past several years writing and speaking. He founded a consulting company devoted to growth efficiency solutions for financial services institutions and their reps. His speaking engagements have taken him all across the United States, Canada, and the Far East. Conversant in five languages, he is acutely aware of and sensitive to the need for efficient communications in leadership and in life.
He has also served as a visiting professor at several Universities in the U.S. that have Personal Financial Planning degree programs. He has been frequently quoted by such national publications as Barron's, Financial Planning Interactive, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal Online among others. He has written articles for Practice Lifecycle, the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA) Monitor, The Virtual Office Newsletter and Turning Point Inc. Newsletter. He has also made frequent appearances on NBC and FOX television affiliates. He is a sought after public speaker on a variety of leadership, financial and technical topics. He is a Past President of the Financial Planning Association of Tampa Bay and is active in that organization on a national level as past-chair of the FPA's National Leadership Council.
David currently is a former columnist and contributing editor for Financial Advisor Magazine (www.fa-mag.com). He is also co-author with David Drucker and Joel Bruckenstein of Technology Tools for Today’s High-Margin Practice (Wiley Publishers) and is the author of another book from the same publisher entitled The Efficient Practice: Transform and Optimize Your Financial Practice for Greater Profits and Success.
He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, having spent over 4 years on active duty as a non-commissioned officer and, later as a commissioned officer in the Naval Reserves. His service in two war zones, first in South Vietnam near the end of the Vietnam War and later, in the Middle East, provide a courageous backdrop to his leadership experiences.
EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS
Ph.D., Social Behaviorism - University of Florida
Master of Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences - University of South Florida
Certified Trainer - Blue Ocean Strategy Simulation
Registered Financial Consultant - FINRA
Accredited Investment Fiduciary - Fi-360