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David is a Design Director and Business Design Discipline Lead at IDEO. David has experience integrating a strategic business perspective with a human centered approach to design. During his seven years at IDEO, his experience has ranged across several industries from commercial real-estate to technology and food and beverage to insurance. David enjoys using design thinking to leverage his clients’ strengths and identify organic growth opportunities for them.
Prior to joining IDEO, David co-founded and ran skateboard company Wongneto and clothing company Dull Clothes. David also worked as a mechanical engineer at AMEC and JNE designing pharmaceutical facilities and manufacturing processes for the largest pharmaceutical companies operating in Canada.
David holds a B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto and an M.B.A. from the Rotman School of Management where he focused on design, strategy and marketing. He graduated from both degrees with the highest honors.