EXPERTISE & EXPERIENCE  

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Meet David

  • David Solomon is a dynamic and motivational business leader, advisor, and mentor with more than 30 years of work and advisory experience. 
  • He brings extensive first-hand involvement with both large and small companies covering a diverse range of industries.
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  • He brings a true entrepreneurial mindset while understanding how to navigate traditional large corporations.

 
David's experiences and skill sets cover many industries and companies:
 
  • eCommerce, logistics, digital marketing, and customer service (eBay, PayPal, GSI Commerce).
     
  • B2B SaaS start-ups (Inturn.co, Sapient Industries, TeeTimes.com).
     
  • Investment banking/mergers & acquisitions (Kidder Peabody, PaineWebber).
     
  • Management consulting (Booz Allen & Hamilton).
     
  • Owning and managing a manufacturing company (DSS Communications).
     
  • Aerospace engineering (Hughes Aircraft Co.).  
     

Education
 

  • Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Sciences graduating with a major in Mechanical Engineering (BSME).
     

  • Graduate School: The Wharton School graduating with a major in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management (MBA).
     

  • Alumni: David has engaged with UPenn for over 25 years by volunteering to help undergraduate and graduate students explore and research career choices as a:​​

    • Student Mentor:  Job counseling freshman through seniors regarding all areas of career strategies.

    • Judge: Penn's Senior Engineering Design Competition.

    • AdmissionsMember of Penn's Alumni Admissions Committee

    • Job-Shadowing: Penn Engineering Job-Shadowing Program

  SKILL SET  

David brings real-life insights regarding specific job functions and what employers evaluate in their selection process.

 

  • This helps students best present themselves with strong personal stories.

  • David's experiences help enhance his credibility with students who want to engage a coach with real industry experiences and skills that include:

          Job Function                                   Responsibilities

Sales

Account

Management

Finance

Sustainable revenue generation that is driven by KPI's

Develop client relationships that are partnerships rather than client-vendor

Develop full P/L, budgets, and forecasts.

Corporate

Development

Develop an ecosystem of channel partners providing scalable distribution.

Human Resources

Build teams with the proper culture, skill set, and accountability.

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Collaboration

Create the proper, relationships with tech, operations, and others.

Legal

Manage and negotiate commercial contracts.

Leadership

Provide strategic and efficient process-oriented workplace ideas.

 

 CAREER COACHING

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Over the years, David has found a deep passion in advising and mentoring individuals who are just starting their careers. 

  • This includes students in high school and in college seeking summer internships as well as students graduating college .

  • David has interviewed hundreds of individuals, has worked with all types of search firms, and has hired all levels of employees ranging from executives to interns.