Managing Partner, Harvest Time Partners, Inc.
David is a combat veteran, business executive, husband, father, and creator of character-building resources that help individuals, families, and businesses reach their full potential in an uncertain world. He launched his business career as a sales representative achieving success through a sharp focus on understanding customer desires, tailoring solutions for unique client needs, and continually delivering results far above conventional expectations. His leadership skills and ability to seize opportunities enabled him to quickly rise through the ranks of corporate America, advancing to become the president of a $100-million-plus medical diagnostics company. Under David’s management, his teams drove results well above established expectations for growth in sales, customer retention, and employee engagement.
During his undergraduate years at West Point and by way of subsequent leadership assignments in the US Army Infantry, David’s character and leadership skills were cultivated and nurtured. As an airborne ranger infantry officer, David led a rifle platoon of 39 men with the 101st Airborne Division through several combat operations in the Gulf War. He was recognized with a Bronze Star for combat operations in February 1991.
David, his wife Tracy, and their four children have enjoyed the good fortune to live in many different parts of the United States and to meet all types of people. David and Tracy have focused much of their energy on developing programs and resources designed to strengthen the character of individuals and to build and sustain healthy relationships among marriages and families. This includes Character Creates Opportunity®, an initiative that was specifically designed to improve the character development of children, adolescents, and adults. They also established and sponsor the Harvest Time Partners Foundation, a charitable organization that supports children and young adults in the pursuit of character-building opportunities.
In addition, David and Tracy are the creators of a patented, award-winning conversation game, Abundant Harvest®, that continues to be especially embraced by families, schools, counseling programs, and faith-based organizations worldwide. The game’s popularity is based on its ability to open the door to more productive dialogue and encourage decision making based on principles such as honesty, loyalty, and commitment. Reinforcing the law of the harvest, the game’s primary takeaway is the age-old adage that you will always reap what you sow.
David balances a fast-paced work schedule with his family life and activities such as coaching sports, enjoying the outdoors, and doing charitable work. He holds an MBA from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from West Point. David has appeared on CBS, NPR, and PBS and has been featured by many other news outlets.