David-Gardner, Alliance Partners, Cellular Optimization

David Gardner

CO-FOUNDER

President & CEO

David brings extensive sales, corporate development, strategic planning, and business building expertise to his role of as President & CEO. Before co-founding Advantage in 2003, he served as the Vice President of Business Development for AllResearch, Inc., an Internet monitoring and corporate intelligence gathering ASP. While there, he spearheaded domestic and international strategic alliances, distribution partnerships and content agreements, establishing relationships in the Americas, Europe and Asia that expanded sales and distribution capabilities twenty-fold.

David is Chairman Emeritus of The Alliance, a national consortium of premier marketing and sales companies within the telecommunications industry, and has previously served as Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Treasurer. Additionally, he has played key roles in the development of a number of other businesses, largely focused in the telecommunications and technology arenas. He is passionate about investing in and assisting start-ups as they navigate the complexities of building their businesses.

David has an MBA in Finance and Management from NYU's Stern School of Business and a BA in English from the University of Vermont.