David is responsible for leading development of all new business opportunities and strategic alliances. Serving as the “chief evangelist” for Somos’ services to current and potential customers. As a member of Somos’ management team he builds and maintains strategic relationships with industry and external stakeholders that lead to future opportunities and partnerships; lead all phases of business plan development and collaborate with business units and internal stakeholders to effectively execute on such plans.
David brings over twenty years of business development experience in global technology infrastructure. Before joining Somos in 2017, he was Vice President for Sales, Marketing, Product and Strategic Partners at Public Interest Registry, the operator of the .org top level domain name. Prior to that he was Vice President for Strategic Partnerships at Verisign for the world’s largest domain Registry operating .com, .net, .edu and .tv among others.
David spent several years in the London and Reston offices of Concert Communications. Before leaving his native Australia, David started his professional career at KPMG. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia.
David is an avid sportsman. He represented Australia in sailing, competed at a national level in rowing and played professional Australian Rules Football. Today he lives with his wife and two daughters in Vienna VA, where he enjoys playing golf and coaching girls fast pitch softball.
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