Experience and qualifications
David Burgess joined the Operational Excellence Group in 2015 as an Operating Advisor focused on Search Technologies. Prior to joining Apax, he acted as President of Ayima, a specialist Search Engine Optimization (SEO) agency. David grew the office from inception, building an industry-leading team of SEO experts and winning Fortune 100 clients including Verizon, Sports Illustrated & MGM Resorts. A technical SEO expert, David spearheaded the SEO Program at Verizon Wireless, delivering transformational change, triple digit growth and multi-million dollar revenues from the Organic Search channel.
Prior to moving to the US in 2012, he acted as lead Consultant for FTSE 100 clients in the most competitive search verticals including O2 and Marks & Spencer. He is an expert in E-Commerce platform optimization including Oracle Commerce & Demandware.
David read Human Sciences at University College London.
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