David Fergus is known for his incisive analysis and winsome facilitation of small group and one-on-one business and personal meetings. He has a positive outlook towards all aspects of life and is especially gifted in leading people and companies to profitable lives and businesses. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Industrial and Systems Engineering discipline, harnessing that skill set to help companies and individuals establish lofty yet achievable mission and vision. Of special concern to him is making sure that short term tactics employed are actually targeted to intentionally achieve the mid and long term strategies in support of the mission and vision.Prior to joining C12, David owned a machine shop and managed a high tech manufacturing company serving the medical and aerospace industries. Prior to that he was in operations and maintenance of both nuclear and coal power generation plants, and prior to that was an officer in the nuclear submarine force. He served on two different fast-attack submarines and taught leadership at the Naval Submarine School. He retired from the Naval Reserve in 2002 as a Commander in the Engineering Duty specialty.David is married to Susan, and they have 2 children. His daughter has served as a missionary in rural Madagascar, and is currently an administrative assistant for a large non-profit. His married son and family lives in Philadelphia while finishing his Master’s degree at Westminster Seminary in May 2016, and he hopes to teach biblical worldview in a high school setting after graduation. David and Susan attend Glory of Christ Fellowship in Elk River where he serves as Financial Secretary and leads a weekly men’s bible study and accountability group. In his spare time you may find David refereeing high school soccer or officiating track & field meets.
Successful people ask better questions and, as a result, get better answers. Many accomplished CEOs are infamous for their curiosity and enthusiastic questioning of customers and staffers alike. Asking timely, strategic questions is a conversational skill that makes us better at everything related to life and leadership.