My work is all about you.  

However, if you want to know a little more about me read on...

Before completing my MBA at the Rotman School of Management, I spent several years at a major financial institution where I held increasingly senior roles. This is where my appetite for management consulting began.

During my consulting career I have completed an extensive range of engagements for high-profile firms including the Martin Prosperity Institute and the Boston Consulting Group. My consulting experience spans: BPO, Culture, Family Offices, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Publishing, Professional Services, Technology and Academia - to name a few.

I am also a certified Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA), have been granted the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors, and hold degrees in Psychology and English Literature, as well as Adult Education.

Outside of my client work, I have long believed in the importance of developing the talents of young leaders and enjoy helping others achieve their goals as a mentor.

My commitment to community service is extensive and wide-ranging.  Click here to learn more about my most recent endeavour to support the next generation of community leaders.

Currently, I serve as Vice Chair of the board for Rise Asset Development and spent three years as Chair of their Investment Committee.  I also Chair the Quadrangle Society of Massey College where I serve on their Governing Board.  I enjoy guest lecturing, hosting and speaking on panels whenever I get the chance.  Click here to watch me interview two business legends sharing a lifetime of insight.

On occasion, I use Twitter to share thought-provoking content.  If you want to read what @Smith_says click here.

Apart from my work with clients and the community, my family is of central importance to me and when we are not at the park across the street, we are out seeking adventures in the world around us.


David is one the most effective consultants I have worked with – period.

He brings his natural leadership to every collaboration and works diligently to help the organization achieve its vision.

A truly valuable partner: thoughtful with a bias toward action.
— Richard Florida, one of the world's leading management authorities according to Thinkers50, Founder of the Creative Class Group, Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute, Global Research Professor at New York University and Senior Editor at the Atlantic magazine.
[David] you’re the best dad ever.
— Cole & Nathan Smith (ok, these two might be a little biased)