Principal, Digital Search & Content
Dave Burgess joined the Operational Excellence Group in 2015. He is a Principal focused on Digital Search and Content. Prior to joining Apax, he acted as President of Ayima, a specialist Search Engine Optimization (SEO) agency. Dave 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, Dave spearheaded the SEO Program at Verizon, delivering transformational change, triple digit growth and multi-million dollar revenues from the Organic Search channel.
Dave read Human Sciences at University College London.
Originally hailing from the UK, Dave moved to NYC in 2012 to build the US operation for a leading technical Search Engine Optimization agency, and his involvement with Apax began soon after. Dedicated to Search & SEO since the days of Alta Vista he has led programs at some of the world’s largest enterprises and thrives solving the daily challenges faced by the Apax funds' portfolio companies in the constantly evolving ecosystem of Google Search.