David came to HR after a successful career in the world of distribution, manufacturing and customer service. In these worlds, he was able focus was on understanding operations with a real view of customer needs versus wants. This service mentality gives David the ability to successfully grow businesses and achieve success.
"My strong leadership skills were clearly recognized by the leadership team at Knoll, Inc. and they asked me to move over to the Human Resource team where I found my passion. This passion resulted from my desire to match employee needs and wants with organizational goals. My success in this field has resulted from having a strong understanding of relationships, a true appreciation of business processes and finding a way to marry conflicting needs into mutual goals."
David has demonstrated solid communication skills within all organizational levels. His value to coaching a client comes from his experience in multiple industries from small family owned businesses to the largest corporations. He has succeeded in the world of investment capital, survived ownership changes and managed both growth and downsizing successfully. His personal style is respectful of differences, with the ability to masterfully cut through denials and focus on reachable goals. People find David both approachable and direct in his feedback, a rare but sought after quality.
David is an extremely effective leader, both in the boardroom as well as on the production floor. He consistently demonstrates a "firm but fair" approach with his peers and subordinates, rapidly gains the respect of all those he works with, and delivers superior results.
David has extensive experience across numerous industries and at various levels within production environments. He coaches at a motivational level, and guides hourly workers to embrace the goals of the organization. I, personally, have seen him in turnaround environments where the transition from despondency to hope to high performance in the production work teams was astounding. He never fails to deliver outstanding results, and is the first to credit the win to the team. David is a true servant leader.
Steve G. - Senior VP