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:
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.