David graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an honours degree in business administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business. He has enjoyed a successful career with progressive responsibilities in sales and marketing roles with Nestle, Pepsi-Cola Canada, Canwest Global Communications Corp., and Torstar.
At Nestle, Canwest, and Torstar he held positions that included overseeing new product development and launches of both traditional consumer packaged goods products as well as media properties. While Director of Business Development for the Star Media Group (a division of Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd.) David was responsible for the acquisition of Canadian Immigrant magazine.
His additional role as associate publisher of Canadian Immigrant magazine entrenched him as a leader in marketing to prospective and new Canadians, and has given him a great depth of understanding and respect for the immigrant experience.
David was instrumental in the launch of the Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards – a people’s choice award that seeks to uncover and celebrate the untold stories and remarkable achievements of outstanding Canadian immigrants from all walks of life.
Since his departure from Torstar in September 2009, David has played an instrumental role in the creation and successful launch of Champions of Change – a national program celebrating Canadians’ domestic and international volunteerism – produced by CBC news in association with Outpost magazine and sponsored by Manulife Financial.
David is active in the community and has given considerable time to help organizations such as Frontier College, the Canadian Film Centre, the Toronto PWA Friends for Life Bike Rally and the Internationally Educated Professionals Conference held annually in Toronto.