David Armistead is the founder and Managing Principal of Social Web Strategies LLC (Austin, TX), Since 2000 he has focused on developing an understanding of the deep connections linking operating sustainability of business, community and environment with the emergence of powerful new social computing and communication technologies, seeking to make sense of how organizations may adapt and thrive in the new business environment. He is an established though leader in these areas and presents frequently on social business and sustainability.
Prior to Social Web Strategies David gained extensive consulting experience in business strategy, business intelligence, financial investigations, and economic development working independently and at Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) and Laventhol & Horwath. His experience includes work with national and small business firms in banking, law, manufacturing, food, and consumer products, and with agencies of federal, tribal, state and local government.
David presently also serves as a consulting Principal with Clear Light Consultancy LLC (Austin, TX), and on the boards of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems (CMPBS – Austin, TX), and Solar Austin (Austin, TX). And through all these organizations he seeks to support senior leadership in making the successful transition of their organizations into the new global business environment.
He has an MBA (finance) from the University of Texas at Austin, and a BS (biosciences) from Texas Tech University. And recent presentations by Mr. Armistead have included SXSW Interactive (2008, 2009, 2010), Innotech (2008), World Futures Society Austin (2008), the National Council on Science and the Environment (annual conference 2010), and the International Society of Logistics (annual conference 2010).