On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes David A. Rosen, President and CEO at Acrelic Group.
Acrelic Group is a strategic advisory firm headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with additional locations in Philly, Chicago, Cleveland, and Tel Aviv. Their principals are experienced business owners, operators, executives, and board directors who are focused on “Helping People and Business Achieve Remarkable Results.”
As player/coaches, Acrelic’s team delivers significant value by removing people and business process blockers found in solving short-term problems or causes, achieving incremental and stepwise lift and growth, and evolving client’s business and people maturity in governance, strategy, leadership, market dominance, and value creation. Acrelic’s clients range from startups to the global 500 in technology, manufacturing, electronics, transportation, and automation industries, along with the spectrum of B2B middle-market companies.
David is a successful board director, CEO, serial entrepreneur, executive business leader, and strategic advisor. In 2020, he founded and became President of the Boston/New England Chapter of the Private Directors Association which now has more than 150 chapter members. He also mentors, judges, and guest lectures at Boston University, Questrom School of Business, and Northwestern University at both the Business (Kellogg) and Engineering (McCormick) Schools.
David sits on several boards and has held board director roles in 9 prior companies, both public and private. David founded seven startups and angel invested in more than 12 companies.
David’s accomplishments include leading roles in 40+ successful M&A transactions in companies ranging from $500K to $2.75 Billion, CEO/Managing Director of three businesses achieving high double-digit growth (Revenue of $.5M to $150M+), Founder/CEO of an enterprise SaaS software company, Acrelic Interactive (WarpSales), launched new business efforts on four continents outside North America, commercialized defense technologies in semiconductors, microwave systems, amplifiers, and software algorithms and solutions including a company that achieved 80% market share in the TV broadcast industry.
David currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts, with his wife, family, and Golden Doodle (Stan Lee) and relocated from Chicago (his wife is a proud Chicagoan). Prior to that, David and his family lived in the New York Metro area for 20+ years.
David details some of the challenges startups face, and how to prepare for them. He also discusses must-dos for the growth company.
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