David brings a unique, informed perspective with over 42 years of experience in product development, manufacturing, licensing, wholesale marketing and retailing. He has a strong understanding of all aspects of the marketplace and have established long term relationships with factories around the world.
David founded a number of companies including national wholesale gifts, regional sales agency representing 25 vendors and a retail outlet store. Total sales for these companies over the years total more than $100 MILLION.
His passion and expertise in business include product development, overseas production, marketing strategies, art direction, and licensing negotiation. He has traveled extensively throughout Asia and Europe working directly with suppliers as well as attending major trade shows in Canton, Hong Kong, Frankfurt and domestically.
Companies that David has founded over the past 40 years include:
Wine Things Unlimited
For over 25 years, he created wine accessories and houseware products for the national wholesale marketplace with over $60 Million total sales.
He licensed artwork from major brands including Monopoly, Scrabble, Looney Tunes, Star Trek, Cirque du Soleil and unique artists for our products.
In addition, my regional sales agency produced over $35 Million in sales with 15 vendors displayed in 30 booths at the local San Francisco trade show.
Grapevine Press was an earlier venture focused on notecards and printed products with a wine theme.
Visual Creations was his first company started when he was 17 years old specializing in photographic and whimsical greeting cards. He had the opportunity to act as a licensing agent for two key artists in the U.S. and Japan with licensing sales over $50 Million.