General Manager, Bluewater Analytics

Today, Dave serves as General Manager for Bluewater’s newest division, Bluewater Analytics.  In this role, Dave is responsible for driving the growth and operations of this separate Bluewater entity whose singular goal is to help clients achieve greater confidence in decision-making.  This is done through a strategic process that creates a framework for organizational decisions, allowing clients to effectively utilize data-driven decisions as the core for organizational change.

Dave began his career with Bluewater in 2011 as a Senior Consultant. He soon achieved the position of Director of Operations, transitioned to Vice President of Business Development in 2014, and to Vice President, Strategic Relationships in 2017. In these roles, Dave was responsible for daily operations and sales strategy for each of Bluewater’s services lines, along with the development of the consulting and sales teams. He helped define and implement client metrics for accountability while ensuring business processes and team efforts align with the company’s overall vision.  Dave also had ownership of our higher education (including the development of our strategic Ellucian partnership), extended enterprise, healthcare/public sector and partner practices.  Additionally, Dave works with Bluewater’s Executive Leadership to determine the future direction of the organization, expand partner relationships, create new lines of business and has been a key participant in Bluewater’s significant growth.  

Prior to his time at Bluewater, Dave owned his own consulting firm, specializing in helping business owners maximize their opportunities and solve operational struggles, turning deficits into assets and ensuring long-term viability and success. He also served as a teacher and principal in the public school system for 15 years in Maryland, Virginia and in Texas.  He speaks regularly at national conferences and through online media about the topics of analytics and decision-making, extended enterprise best practices, learning and talent management, and other related topics.

Originally from Philadelphia and a die-hard Eagles fan, Dave holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Virginia Tech. He and his wife Blanche have 7 combined children and he currently resides in Plano, Texas.

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