Joe welcomes David Lancashire to the podcast. David is currently the Chairman and Co-CEO of Geniant, which helps create exceptional experiences for employees and customers. David also serves as Chairman and CEO of Dallas-based VC firm, Bold Ventures. Prior to embracing his entrepreneurial impulses, David held several senior management positions and then went on to found two technology consulting companies, which he eventually sold. David discusses his entrepreneurial journey and his mission to help others build and grow the people in businesses in a more enlightened way.
About David Lancashire: David Lancashire is the Chairman and Co-CEO of Geniant. Founded in 2021, Geniant is a reimagining of David’s first business, which he sold in 2007. An independent company once again, Geniant connects industry-leading craftspeople with organizations looking to optimize their brand experience, works with businesses hoping to improve employee engagement in the hybrid work model, and guides organizations to better customer journeys. At its core, Geniant brings the care and innovation for which it was known to a new frontier; shaping the future of experiences across physical space, people, and technology.
David also serves as Chairman and CEO of Bold Ventures, a Dallas-based VC firm providing vision and strategy for specific market sectors and working with highly-skilled management teams to execute that vision. Prior to Bold Ventures, David founded and sold two technology consulting companies. The highly-skilled teams he formed in these difficult labor markets represented more than $250 million in combined market cap. Opportunity brought David to Dallas from his native England in 1992. By 1998, David founded his first company, the technology consulting business Geniant. Under his leadership, Geniant became the third fastest-growing company in the FastTech50. Spearheading the M&A strategy of the business, David successfully added three business units in a five-year span. In 2007, Geniant sold to EMC for 181 times the principal investment.
In 2013, David co-founded his next business, projeckt202, a company he would lead to the Inc. 5000 list for seven straight years. As CEO, he managed projekt202 from a startup to a 430-employee institution with offices in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, and Kuala Lampur. In November 2020, projekt202 sold to the publicly-traded Amdocs. Before embracing his entrepreneurial impulses, David held senior management positions at ObjectSpace, Uniplex, and Amstrad PLC. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the CASS Business School in London, graduating with honors. Today, David lives in Dallas with his family.
Hosted By: Joe Pardavila