Dave has extensive experience in operations having held executive level positions in several national footprint, multi-channel sports, and outdoor retail chains. He has a proven record of achievement in strategy development and execution, results-oriented leadership, and customer satisfaction within fast-paced, rapidly growing companies. He is particularly adept in developing effective, loyal, and cohesive entrepreneurial teams. Dave brings his far-reaching experience and achievements in all aspects of business operations, strategy, and team and culture development to Sports Facilities Companies as chief operating officer.
In his role as COO, Dave oversees venue development and operations across all SFC venues. He provides oversight for our human resources, event creation and management, vertical operations, venue planning, and information technology teams.
From 2010 to 2013, Dave served as vice president – director of retail for Baskin’s Western & Work Wear, where he oversaw all aspects of retail operations. During Dave’s tenure, Baskin’s grew from seventeen to thirty-one locations prior to a successful exit by a private equity ownership. In the two years prior to this work, he served as a regional manager for Academy Sports + Outdoors where he was responsible for retail operations.
From 2004 to 2008, Dave served as senior vice president – director of stores for Golfsmith International Holdings, where he oversaw all aspects of retail development and operations. During his tenure, Golfsmith International Holdings grew from sixty to seventy-nine nationwide locations with over $300 million in annual revenue and successfully executed an IPO.
Dave started his career in 1987 at Galyan’s Trading Company, where he worked more than twenty years, starting as a salesperson during high school, working in a variety of management positions in stores and home office, eventually being promoted to senior vice president – director of retail, where he oversaw all aspect of retail development and operations. During Dave’s tenure, Galyan’s grew from two to fifty-one nationwide locations with over $750 million in annual revenue, successfully migrating through several changes in ownership transactions and resulting in a successful IPO.
- Indiana University, Bloomington, IN – Bachelor of Science in business management
- Rocky Top Sports World, Gatlinburg, TN
- Rocky Mount Event Center, Rocky Mount, NC
- John T. Rhodes Myrtle Beach Sports Center, Myrtle Beach, SC
- Hoover Metropolitan Complex, Hoover, AL
- Cedar Point Sports Center, Sandusky, OH
- Publix Sports Park, Panama City Beach, FL
- Community First Champion Center, Appleton, WI
- Elizabethtown Sports Park, Elizabethtown, KY
- Horizons Edge Sports Campus, Harrisonburg, VA
- Iron Peak Sports & Events, Hillsborough, NJ