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Innovator in Residence

David Whitney

David Whitney

David Whitney is an experienced management consultant, university instructor, investment banker, private equity investor, venture capital fund manager, angel investor, entrepreneur, and innovator.

As a management consultant, Whitney advises companies of all sizes on how to improve operating performance and achieve ongoing profitability. David possesses strong leadership skills, proven operating expertise, demonstrated sales leadership, and proven business development excellence.


As a university instructor, Whitney taught courses on innovation and entrepreneurship to undergraduate and graduate students. Besides teaching, David served as the Assistant Director as well as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Florida’s Engineering Innovation Institute.


As an investment banker, private equity investor, venture capital fund manager, and angel investor, Whitney works with company management to determine the best strategies and tactics to use for operating sustainable and profitable ventures.  David’s strengths involve enhancing company culture, improving operating performance and strengthening financial results. In performing these roles, Whitney relies on extensive operating experience, sales and business development skills, expertise in building and operating winning teams, and thought leadership involving innovation practices, technology entrepreneurship, corporate intrapreneurship, and the delivery of practical methods companies use for achieving business excellence.


Whitney earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston University as well as an Executive MBA, with high honors, from the University of San Francisco. In addition, Whitney earned a master’s degree in real estate, with high honors, from the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business as well as a Certificate in Biotechnology/Healthcare Entrepreneurship from the University of California-Berkeley.