David brings a unique, informed perspective with over 50 years of experience in product development, manufacturing, licensing, wholesale marketing and retailing. He founded a number of consumer product based companies including Housewares, Gifts, Greeting cards, Sales Agency and Retail Stores.
Total sales for these companies is over $100 MILLION.
David has a strong understanding of all aspects of the marketplace and have established long term relationships with factories around the world.
"My passion and expertise in business is to help inventors bring their 'dream product' into reality. I have been coaching inventors for over 10 years with a variety of consumer products, supporting them to produce and launch their company."
Recent consulting clients include:
MySipsee.com - Bottle stoppers with unique patented carry case
Her-Helper.com - Feminine Hygiene product
Laundranet.com - Retractable Clothes Drying Rack
Companies that David founded over the past 50 years include:
David joined the inventors as a partner in 2017. The Laundranet is a compact, retractable clothes drying rack to air dry delicate clothing. He managed all aspects of final product design, production, packaging, trade shows, website development
and full launch of the Laundranet.
David invented, patented and launched the Bonsai Urn in 2018, a unique Portable Urn to grow a bonsai tree, houseplant or fresh cut flowers creating living, loving memories with the cremains of a family member or pet. This is now licensed to The Living Urn company as The Living Urn Indoors to expand the distribution and potential financial success.
Launched in 1985, David built this wine accessory company from an initial small collection of six pewter bottle stoppers to over 650 products and 25 employees. The annual sales peaked at $5 Million in 2001. The collectible bottle stoppers, ceramic serve-ware and mugs included licensed brands of major colleges, Monopoly, Scrabble, Looney Tunes, Star Trek, Cirque du Soleil and unique artists. David sold the company in 2013 and began coaching and consulting inventors as the Dream Product Guru.
This was David's second company focused on notecards and printed products with a wine theme. He introduced a variety of themes to create a unique look for wineries and gift shops. This was the springboard to create Wine Things Unlimited.
This was David's first company that he started when he was just 17 years old! He had the insight to pair his artistic photography with inspirational short messages to launch the company with 12 notecards. The distribution and product lines were expanded by featuring other photographers and artists designs on all types of paper products. David also had the opportunity to act as a licensing agent for two of the artists and partnered with the Sony Corp Licensing Division in Japan that generated over $50 Million in retail sales!
"I remember receiving a royalty check for $50,000 at 23 years old in 1973 to split with my artists! These were very exciting times to learn how to operate a business successfully and share graciously with all involved. I have been blessed over the years to share the financial success of my companies with my staff and suppliers with gratitude and heartfulness."