diverse experience, dedicated to your results

TEAM

Larry A. Haas

 

David J. Whelan

 

Solina S. Kwan

 

Jennifer Ebilane

 

David J. Whelan

Functional Expertise

  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Development
  • Marketing & Branding
  • Organizational Development
  • Technology Development
  • Operations
  • International Business

Industry Experience

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Telecommunications
  • Software & Hardware
  • Manufacturing
  • Consumer Products & Retail
  • Venture Capital

DAVID J. WHELAN
Principal

Dave Whelan serves as a strategic consultant with Global Aperture, focusing on business strategy, marketing, and organizational development. He has a strong analytical and quantitative background, coupled with deep strategy and team-building skills. His recent projects include:

  • Developed an interactive, visual approach to facilitate integrated decision making and strategic planning across a diverse organization faced with an avalanche of data
  • Led a series of positioning, marketing, and communications initiatives for numerous technical organizations, resulting in a enhanced appreciation of value and capabilities from internal and external customers
  • Led a short- and long-term succession planning process for an engineering and operations organization, designed to help guide the team through a business plateau and into new markets

His operational experience includes roles as acting chief operating officer for an industrial distribution business and product management and channel strategy for Apex Fitness Group, a division of 24 Hour Fitness. Earlier in his career, he spent over six years as a retained executive search consultant with Ethos Consulting Inc. Dave began his career with a San Francisco-based biotechnology incubator.

Currently, he serves as a founding board member and advisor to O2 MAX Fitness, an innovative teen and family fitness business; and Basic Elements Nutrition Inc., a developer of nutritional products and programs.

Dave holds an MBA with Honors from the UCLA Anderson School and a BS in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University, and he remains very involved in alumni activities with both schools. He has also studied at London Business School and Carnegie Mellon University.

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