Business Coach & Advisor
Co-Founder of Cantillon
Dave's passion for connecting dynamic business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals began over twenty-five years ago in the Great Pacific Northwest. Early on, Dave noticed he had a gift for listening authentically to clients' needs and leveraging his professional network to gain new insights and help solve their challenges. As Dave continued his retail banking, risk management, and business career, he learned to lean into his unique ability to connect, building a deeper network of peers, mentors, and friends. Through this network and the life experiences it has provided him, Dave discovered his second passion, business coaching.
As Dave's career progressed, his passions led to a dream, which became a reality in 2015 when he founded Cantillon. His sole mission is to support owner-operated companies through education, high quality peer connections, access to business-building resources and coaching that strengthens a business owners ability to achieve their highest personal and professional potential.
Dave knows to become successful and fulfilled, you will need the help of others. The mission of Cantillon is part of his core belief that the currency of powerful connection is generosity and if your life and business don't challenge you, they can't change you. One of his recent Cantillon members summarized it nicely: "Dave is uniquely gifted in the marketplace. Not everyone knows how to effectively transfer their attributes to others in a way that benefits them. I think Dave has reached the pinnacle in his ability to do this consistently, successfully, and with results."
Outside of the business world, Dave loves to remain active within the Greater Seattle community, having volunteered with many impactful organizations including; Junior Achievement of WA, Seattle University, Lead the Difference, Washington Women in Need, Seattle Children's Hospital, The University of Washington, Bellevue Brain Trust, The Hot100 Business Association and Step It Up. In July '21, Dave proudly joined the Advisory Board for the Tombolo Institute at Bellevue College.
When Dave isn't flying the Cantillon flag, he's engaged as a Vice President for Banner Bank in Bellevue, Washington, a position that complements the needs of successful entrepreneurs in and around the great Pacific Northwest.
Above all else, as a family man first Dave enjoys the rich personal success of the life he fosters with his wife, Jenny, as proud parents of four boys. An avid motorcyclist with thousands of miles on two wheels, Dave also treasures sports, reading, and bird watching. His secret sauce is simple: "I spend a lot of time each and every day reflecting upon the outstanding people in my life. How could there possibly be a better way to live and work?!"
“Most professionals approach business from a process, procedural or organizational perspective. Dave taps his ability to insightfully see the gifts in others, clearly communicate a message or goal, and move individuals or groups in the direction of success.”
- Rick Robertson
Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist,
Axia Home Loans