Dave comes to his role as C12 Area Chair in greater Philadelphia having lived for most of his life in the area. He has led multi-national technology companies for more than 30 years. Focused mainly on sales and marketing, Dave has helped firms drive their value to a market leadership position, launch new concepts, unite organizations in the wake of mergers, and fine-tune their sales process/approach to capitalize on value offered. The advice he offers is based on real-world experience from all aspects of life recognizing that everything affecting you potentially impacts your performance. One of the great joys of Dave’s career has been in helping others discover the promise of the following value formula: Do the next right thing, place the other person’s desires ahead of your own, and make them proud to refer you to their friends.
Dave and Sherry, his sweetheart of 34 years, live in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. They are immensely proud of their two adult children, Jason and Jessica, as well as their daughter-in-law, Marsha. The Shoemaker’s enjoy worshipping at LCBC Church. Dave has served for 10 years on the Board of Trustees at Christ’s Home, a wonderful organization serving disadvantaged children and those advanced in their years.
We all want compelling work environments in which we ignite imaginations throughout the company and motivate people to achieve new levels of teamwork and productivity, but for many of us, this ideal feels out of reach.
Consumed by work. Arriving early to the office. Staying late. Working weekends. Feeling frustrated by the daily constraints, all while worrying about the company’s future performance. Living this way sends the possibility of a balanced life out the window. Sound familiar to you?