Who we are

Fuel for Leaders founder Dave Smith is an experienced Executive Coach and organizational strategist.  He advises Founders and C-level leaders in the technology and financial services markets.  His counsel helps high growth teams lead most effectively while building the progressive organizations needed to spark innovation and scale their business.

Over his career, Dave served as a senior executive for large corporations and tech start-ups. He has been part of fast growing businesses and companies on the brink.  VCs and private equity firms have brought Dave in to build, buy, save or sell firms.  Dave held COO, President, CRO and other leadership roles for companies in 3D Printing, ad technology, software development, financial services, travel and sports marketing. He received his MBA from Harvard University and spent several years as Business Chaplain to executives, entrepreneurs and Wall Street professionals.   

Dave's leadership insights and organizational expertise come from multiple angles and contexts, both outside-in and inside-out.  His work seeks to bridge corporate objectives with the passion that connects employees and customers.