David Espindola - Founding Member
David is a technologist, strategist and futurist focused on leveraging innovation to obtain business results. He is an expert in guiding organizations through technology-driven transformational changes. In addition to his business activities, he also serves as a member of the Advisory Board at the University of Minnesota's Technological Leadership Institute (TLI).
As CIO and technology leader, David has developed and implemented global technology strategies to drive business growth. He has also been part of the leadership team that delivered a business transformation program resulting in 6X revenue growth to more than $5 Billion. Previously, as an Oracle consulting executive, he managed large and complex engagements at strategic accounts and sold several million dollars in software and services.
He has also held leadership roles at two fast growing tech startups in Silicon Valley. One spun off into a successful business still operating after three decades. The other grew 5X during his tenure, reaching over $400M in revenues, resulting in a successful IPO.
David has graduated with honors with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Management from the University of North Dakota where he was awarded a full academic scholarship. He has also graduated with honors with an MBA from the American University where he was named a Hall of Nations Scholar. David has also completed The Innovative Technology Leader Executive Education at Stanford University.