In 1981, he moved to downtown Chicago, where he worked for Meldrum &
Fewsmith as account representative. He had responsibility for FMC International,
where he helped launch new products into Mexico and Latin America, and
for Ford Motor Co., where he assisted in introducing new products. David
also worked with clients G. Washington Bank and country music station
In 1983, David moved to WarrenAnderson in Davenport to start a separate
public relations division. By mid-1985, he was overseeing 33 clients
with more than one-half million in sales. Thats when client Wyffels
Hybrids of Atkinson, IL lured him away.
As v.p. of sales and marketing, David overhauled the organization
to stop a four year sales decline, and created an 18% per annum growth
curve for five years. In fact, when he left in 1991, the company had
climbed to third in market share in its marketing area.
Lowell Carlson, owner of digital pre-press firm TechGraphics, met David
in 1983. Lowell first hired Warren Anderson as his agency, and later
continued to hire David to work weekends on TechGraphics strategic
growth plans. As the business grew from a start-up to a multi-million
dollar firm, Lowell hired David in 1991 to diversify his company. In
the ensuing years, David launched both Barrister Graphics* and Quantech**
and served as chief operating officer.
In September 1996, David realized a dream come true when he and long-time
friend Jake Jacks started their own company, Results.
He is the recipient of NAMAs prestigious Presidents Marketing
Award, and his work has won dozens of national effectiveness awards.
In addition, he has taught economics to grade schoolers in Junior Achievement
and taught marketing and public relations at St. Ambrose University,
Davenport. He serves on the Hampton, IL Methodist Church planning group
as well as on the Board of Directors of the Iowa Quad Cities Make-A-Wish
David is an avid fisherman and golfer, which skill level he describes
as finely honed poor. David is married and lives in the
Illinois countryside, where he and his wife are building a log home
on their farm.
*Separate companies, one in legal visuals, and one in digital communications.