Dave is the CEO and co-founder of Light, a camera company making beautiful photography more accessible than ever before. Prior to co-founding Light, Dave built and led businesses that have pioneered cutting-edge technology and transformed the mobile and consumer markets. Dave was previously CEO of Vlingo, the first natural language speech recognition service for mobile phones. Vlingo provided speech recognition for the first Siri app and built Samsung’s S-Voice product— the company was acquired by Nuance Communications in 2012.
Before working at Vlingo, Dave held a general manager position at Nokia, where he was responsible for leading the company’s entry into various mobile app markets. Previously, Dave was also a consultant at Accenture, a general manager at Sprint PCS and the president and CEO of Geoworks, an early pioneer in the smartphone and wireless software space.
Dave began his career in the US Marine Corps where he led a unit in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.