David is the President and Founder of US itek, overseeing company direction and growth. David, an optimist, believes science and technology improve life. Impossible is not in his vocabulary, and he thrives under pressure. His roots in computer hardware dates to the 1980s, taking apart and reassembling TRS-80 and IBM XT computers as a child. The journey in the technology business began as a 10-year-old merchant, selling at Hamfests, county fairgrounds, computer shows, culminating in retail and wholesale operations, mail order and ecommerce, selling tens of millions of dollars of computer hardware and ranked the number one system builder by CRN Magazine. Anticipating the commoditization of hardware, David pivoted to Managed Services, providing professional services to small and medium sized businesses.
He has a passion for consulting with business owners to find and remediate the pain points of technology, utilizing technology to reduce inefficiencies, and providing peace-of-mind security, the pillars of CareFree IT. "Technology Success", his business mantra, is a combination of best practices, where technology and security are strategic to business goals.
David holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees, in Linguistics and in Geography/International Business from the University at Buffalo and participated in the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) program from the University at Buffalo School of Management in 2009. He also served two terms on the UB Alumni Association board of directors.
He is active in his community, sitting on multiple committees at the Town of Tonawanda and the Kenmore Tonawanda Union Free School District, as well as holding an Executive Director position at the Kenmore Tonawanda Chamber of Commerce. A leader in the IT community, David holds an Advisory Board position for the ASCII Group, an organization of 1300 IT providers, and is an Xchange Board Advisor for The Channel Company, advising IT vendors of their programs and offerings.
David is married with five sons and resides in Tonawanda. In his time away from the office, he enjoys reading, traveling, and cycling with the kids.
Family: Wife Dawn and Five Sons
Resident of: Tonawanda
Education: University at Buffalo: Geography, BA Linguistics, BA
University of Buffalo School of Management: Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Class of 2009
Favorite Game: I don’t have patience for games
First Computer: TRS-80 with Floppy Drive
Favorite author: Yuval Noah Harari
Recent Favorite Books: The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande, Factfulness by Hans Rosling
Recent Trip: Louisville, KY cycling along banks of Ohio River with my triplets and then to Franklin, KY to see the 2017 Solar Eclipse in Totality!