An entrepreneur at heart, David has spent the past 12 years providing strategic marketing, business development and sales support to start-ups, taking them from product definition to acquisition. Prior to founding Ayla, David served as vice president, business development and senior director, strategic marketing for ZeroG Wireless, a company providing low-power Wi-Fi products to the embedded space. In that role, David forged partnerships with leading microcontroller companies, and built relationships with OEMs serving a variety of markets including health, fitness, home controls and smart energy.
Prior to ZeroG, David was an early employee at Matrix Semiconductor, serving in various sales and marketing roles before Matrix was acquired by SanDisk. In earlier roles, David helped drive pricing strategy at Intel, and was an analyst in the mergers and acquisitions group at Chase Bank. David has an MBA from University of Michigan and a BA from Colgate University. He holds five US patents.