David is the Chief Operating Officer of the PayPal Media Network, where he leads strategy and business operations. In addition, he is the site lead for the Boston office and runs the PayPal Start Tank, an incubator for the next wave of entrepreneurs. Prior to WHERE’s acquisition by PayPal in April 2011, he held the role of VP of Product, which included strategy and corporate development.
David is a seasoned entrepreneur with deep experience in product, marketing and software development at venture-backed startups. He has a successful track record in hands-on roles at both direct-to-consumer (B2C) and enterprise (B2B) companies, five of which were acquired or IPO’d. On the consumer side, David was VP of Marketing and Co-founder of Mobicious, where he led product and marketing efforts. He was also Director of New Products at TripAdvisor, where he launched new features to meet consumers’ needs. On the enterprise side, David was Director of Product Marketing at m-Qube, a pioneer in the mobile content space. Earlier in his career, he held a senior product role at edocs and was a VP of Technology at Goldman Sachs.
In addition to his role at PayPal, David is on the board at MITX, an advisor at Nanigans and Linkwell Health, and a mentor at TechStars, MassChallenge and PayPal Start Tank. His recent angel investments include Crashlytics, clypd, Manicube, Careport Health, Dashfire, TripReactor, xPeerient, Uncharted Play, and the Where Angel Fund @ Launch Angels.
David holds a BS with Distinction in Computer Science from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.