Operating Advisor, Logistics and Operations
Dave is an Operating Advisor in the Operational Excellence team. He joined Apax in 2018 and is currently based in the USA. His Apax experience includes being CEO of a portfolio company and assisting Moda Operandi, Tosca and Azelis on IT, Operations and Logistics projects.
Prior to joining Apax, Dave was CEO and co-founder of TradeGlobal, a large-scale eCommerce support services business for retail fashion and footwear brands providing eComm platform, digital marketing, enterprise systems, customer care, distribution and logistics globally.
Dave has a BS in Management Information Systems from Peru State College.
Dave has the unique experience of being both a co-founder of an Apax portfolio company and as a portfolio CEO. After a very short try at retirement and a lifelong pursuit of golf greatness (never to be had), Dave was asked by Seth to assist with diligence on a potential acquisition that ultimately came to fruition. During the process Dave was offered an advisory role with the OEP. The decision was an easy one as everyone he had encountered at Apax were not only people of integrity, but truly fun, hardworking, caring and authentic people. After owning his own company for so many years he thought it might be hard to "go to work for someone" but with Apax it felt like "coming home".