Dave is one of the founding partners of Gene-5 and, as the Chief Marketing Officer, leads the company’s business development efforts. He brings deep healthcare experience to the team having held various roles in sales, marketing and strategy at companies like AstraZeneca and Global Sales and Marketing Solutions. Dave has a proven record for building businesses and currently serves as the owner and CEO of Downtown Restaurant Investments (DRI), the President/Owner of Facilities Management Consultants International and the President/Owner of DLR Development, a design-to-build solutions firm working extensively with the healthcare industry.

He graduated from Aquinas College with a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Biology and Chemistry. He also received his MBA from University of Phoenix.

He current sits on many community and state boards including Chemical Bank Advisory Board, Midland Baseball Foundation Advisory Board, Aquinas College Alumni Board of Directors, and is the Chair of the Michigan Restaurant and Hospitality Association.

Dave has been married to his wife Amy for 10 years and has 2 children, Drew (8) and Kelsey (6).