The Company Team
David Gates - President and Managing Director
David Gates has many years of senior management, strategic/tactical planning, operations, and business development experience in entrepreneurial and corporate environments. Mr. Gates spearheaded early-stage operations and turned around organizations facing significant competitive and financial challenges. After eight years of increasing responsibility in a variety of business units within the DuPont Company, Mr. Gates acquired, grew, and sold an early-stage technology company. He was then Executive Vice President at a middle-market electronics technology firm. In 1999, Mr. Gates founded Gates and Company. He was co-founder of Diamond State Ventures (now Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures); was previously on the Advisory Board for Junior Achievement of Delaware and on the Board of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra; is currently on the Board of First State Innovations and Technology Forum of Delaware. Mr. Gates is often a guest lecturer at the MBA programs of Temple University, Drexel University, University of Delaware, and The Wharton School. He was a judge for DuPont's Value Proposition Shark Tank business plan funding event.
Education: MBA, The Wharton School; MS, Electrical Engineering, Drexel University; BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Tulsa; BS, Computer Science, University of Tulsa.
Interests/Hobbies: Conversational (advanced) German language ability; traveling worldwide, private pilot, snow skiing, playing the piano, and writing/singing songs; certified open water SCUBA diver.