David is a Midlander, born in Leicestershire and graduating in History from the University of Birmingham. After a brief flirtation with the Royal Navy, entered on a career in drink and licensed retail within one of the larger UK conglomerates of the time. Selling beer in the North of England, running pubs in in London and finally wine and spirit distribution in Asia and Europe.
This was followed by two years with Coca-Cola, based out of Coventry, managing sales and vending teams. Then headhunted into headhunting and worked with a boutique practice building an international client base in consumer industries before joining the board of a specialist hospitality recruiter. That ended with the sale of the business and after qualifying as an executive and career coach, he joined Excelerate Resources Ltd. in Nottingham in 2004, acquiring the business and moving it to Warwick in 2005.
David is a trained career coach and an accredited associate with Pi Predictive Index, but most importantly, good at listening and making links between people.