He was responsible for creating the first automated graphic reporting system for the travel industry and is considered the foremost expert on data consolidation and visualization in the Travel Industry space. Recently he released the first tablet compatible business intelligence tool for managing travel data.
In addition to serving as President and CEO of Grasp Technologies, Inc., he also manages Creative Computer Resources, a high-end IT services firm; is serving his fifth year as a board member of the San Diego Business Travel Association; and frequently contributes to articles for numerous industry publications and blogs.
Dave is also an accomplished author and is a contributor to Forbes online.
Dave holds a BA in Business Management and Economics from Baldwin-Wallace College and lives with his wife in Columbus, Ohio.
Rick has over 22 years of sales leadership experience in payroll, software, printing and technology. He has extensive experience leading, coaching and developing sales teams with a strong record of growing and broadening entrepreneurial business within established companies. His passionate approach to exceptional customer service and support has earned him recognition from both internal and external clients.
He earned a BS in Liberal Arts from the University of Kansas. Rick has been a proud member of the Georgia Business Travel Association since 2007, was elected to the Board of Directors in 2011 and serves as the Programs Director. He and his wife, Susan, live near Atlanta and actively support the performing arts and community outreach projects.
Although she has worked in travel for many years, she also holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, with a Minor in Psychology and is certified as a Gang Specialist. Patti lives with her significant other of 20 years, Michael, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a true animal lover and has 2 dogs and 4 cats who she calls her “Kids.”