David’s recent research projects have focused on supply chain sustainability management; corporate sustainability goals, benchmarking and management; life cycle assessment; and smart meters and the smart grid, especially market dynamics and customer attitudes and behaviors. His advisory work includes serving as entrepreneur-in-residence at NYSERDA. His work has been covered extensively in the trade press and he speaks regularly at industry events. David is credentialed as a LEED Green Associate by the Green Building Certification Institute.
Having spent almost a decade as an analyst and senior executive at JupiterResearch, a leading research and advisory firm focused on Internet business, David is an expert in business strategy, industry analysis and market research. Besides his expertise in clean tech, alternative energy and corporate sustainability, he has expertise in the digital media, marketing, advertising and commerce markets and the technology stack that enable them. His years building complex IT systems in the financial services industry are the basis for his expertise in systems analysis and design, requirements analysis, and enterprise software.
He was president of JupiterResearch until the sale of the company to Forrester Research in 2008. He led the global research organization at Jupiter from 2003-2006. Before that he was an analyst and research director, focusing on e-commerce infrastructure, Web site technologies and operations, and online business models and processes in digital media, marketing and advertising. He joined Jupiter before its initial public offering in 1999 and saw it through several acquisitions and two sales.
Jupiter recruited him away from a career as a systems consultant on Wall Street, where over a period of several years he built trading, allocation, analysis and reporting systems for clients such as JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, UBS, WestLB and Merrill Lynch. Part of that time he was an independent consultant, part he worked in the capital markets group Cambridge Technology Partners and part at Napa Group, a boutique consultant.
For several years he worked in international business development for an Italian software company based in the seaside town of Viareggio. Before that he worked at artificial intelligence pioneer Symbolics, joining a year before its IPO and helping to expand its business internationally, serving as lead technical marketing engineer and traveling to dozens of countries to support the company’s subsidiaries and distributors. Symbolics was the first company to register a .com domain name.
He studied international economics and U.S. foreign policy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins and computer science at Tufts University.
He played trumpet in a New York City salsa band for 6 years and currently plays with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony. He lives in New York City with his wife, two children, two cats and a Tibetan Terrier.