David leads AWS’s U.S. Government business where he helps governments and nonprofits realize the potential of technology to help transform their organizations and more efficiently fulfill their missions.
David is an experienced executive and impactful leader in the information technology sector. For more than 20 years, David has passionately focused on the intersection of technology and organizational change.
Prior to joining AWS, David worked for Apple Inc. for 12 years and led the teams that helped government adopt innovative mobile technologies. Under his leadership, Apple’s government business grew from $250M to over $1.2B in sales in a 4-year period. As head of the U.S. public sector, he played a key role in the introduction and adoption of mobile apps and app stores in federal and state and local governments. David and his team were instrumental in helping the Air Force launch one of the first electronic flight bag initiatives on the iPad mobile device. The Air Force started with 18k iPads and grew to over 100k iPads in use. The reduction of paper and printing costs combined with fuel savings paved the way for improved operations and saved the government millions of dollars. Before joining Apple, David worked for Monster.com and helped lead its customer facing teams which automated the federal hiring and recruiting platforms through USAJOBS and software as a service offerings.
In addition to his executive career, David co-founded Sulla Technology Group. At Sulla, as co-founder and COO, he built a successful datacenter services company focused on higher education clients and state and local governments such as the University of Georgia, Howard University, the City of San Antonio and Cook County. Before founding Sulla, David started Empire Capital Management to focus on the investment needs of mid-market institutional clients.
His studies include a Bachelor of Science in International Economics from Texas Tech University. He and his wife Izumi have twin daughters and currently reside in the Ballston neighborhood of Arlington, VA.