About Dave

DAVE LAVINSKY is the cofounder of Growthink, a consultancy that helps entrepreneurs and business owners identify and pursue new opportunities, develop new business plans, raise capital, and build growth strategies. Over the past decade, Growthink has helped thousands of companies develop business plans and achieve massive growth.

Personally, Dave has guest lectured at top universities, developed more than 100 business plans, and has written hundreds of articles on entrepreneurship, business planning, and raising capital. You can read some of Dave's articles on the Growthink blog. Dave also writes the Success Is The Only Option column on Forbes.com and contributes to American Express’ OpenForum.

Dave is a successful serial entrepreneur, having started and exited multiple Internet and product-focused ventures, including Emerge Juice and Nutrition Systems - a wellness products developer and distributor; Shoutmouth - a niche music -focused social networking site; Z Reporter LLC - owner of over 3,000 niche-focused information websites; and TopPayingKeywords - a Search Engine Marketing & Optimization research data firm.

Dave has an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA and earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia. He lives in New York with his wife and two children.