David is a Partner in Ascendis, where he leads design, technology and innovation.

Prior to joining Ascendis, David was Co-Founder, President and CEO of Kinetic, a leading design and technology firm based in Toronto. Prior to starting Kinetic, David helped build one of the most innovative and successful digital agencies in Canada, as a partner in Trapeze.

Throughout his career David has led global strategy, design and technology engagements for some of the world’s top brands such as Nike, L’Oréal, ALDO, Lowe’s, IKEA, Volkswagen Group, Apple, Microsoft, Disney and Doctors Without Borders. His work has driven significant growth for clients while also winning awards for creativity, strategy and innovation.

In addition to working with large enterprises, David has dedicated countless hours to working with entrepreneurs in the startup world. He has built and led startup accelerator and incubator programs, where he worked closely with the founders of several innovative startup companies, to help them create and grow their businesses.

Widely recognized as one of the design and technology industry’s most innovative thinkers, David is frequently sought by business leaders to help envision and create next-generation products, services and experiences.