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Dave Reed- Expert in Production and Hospitality 

Dave Reed is an expert in high profile production and hospitality services. He has held top positions with A&M Records and The Jim Henson Company in Hollywood, as well as in a Los Angeles company startup with Kiefer Sutherland. His clients included artists such as Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi, the Eagles, Dr. Dre, and Mariah Carey. Dave has 11 Gold and Platinum album credits of his own for engineering with Bruce Springsteen, KISS, Michael Bolton, and Stone Temple Pilots among others.

Dave also worked with companies such as ESPN on major events including multiple Super Bowls, X Games, US Snowboarding Championships, and the US Pro Ski Tour. Most recently Dave started two businesses in his hometown of Jacksonville, Fla., with the first providing high resolution, large format printing services to regional and national clientele. His current project is a specialty firm for high-end, contemporary home renovations, showcasing his unique problem solving and creative design skills. In 2014, Dave was named to Northeast Florida’s Top 50 Business Influencers.

Dave received an MBA from the University of Florida, and the honor of speaking at commencement. His bachelor degrees are from North Carolina State University in Management and in Communication. He also holds Six Sigma and Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence certifications from the American Society for Quality with whom he served in several leadership posts. Dave resides in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., where he enjoys surfing, volunteering in the community, and spreading his passion for World Class Excellence. He soon hopes to begin a PhD program in which to further his own research in leadership and integrity across individuals and organizations.