Manager and Practice Head, Strategic Initiatives
David provides daily strategic and project leadership on ERS studies with large urban school districts. He is also responsible for developing strategic partnerships that help school districts apply ERS’ intellectual capital, tools and technologies as levers for improving educational outcomes.
Prior to ERS, David served as Vice President, Insights & Digital at Teach For America. In this role, David led the development and management of the organization’s market research efforts and online presence, including websites, social media, video and mobile. Previously, David created and executed marketing campaigns for a range of corporations, non-profits, political candidates and policy groups; served as a consultant with McKinsey & Company; and co-founded the annual work-a-thon, Hands On DC. David is a graduate of Cornell University and Columbia Business School, where he created the now decade-old service organization I-PREP.
David is an avid baseball fan who has been known to squeeze in a trip to the ballpark during business trips and vacations. David is an active middle-of-the-pack distance runner, having completed ten half-marathons and two marathons since 2007. When he’s not at the ballpark or out for a run, you can often find David with his wife and two kids baking at home in Cambridge, MA, playing in their yard or on the road visiting old friends and new places.