Dave Stark

Dave Stark

Managing Director & Practice Lead

Profit & Performance Improvement, Data Analysis & Metrics Reporting, Systems Implementation

Dave Stark is an accomplished financial management and technology professional who advises enterprises and implements solutions for business performance analytics, data visualization, and management reporting. Dave helps improve profitability and strengthens competitive advantage by strategically applying his expertise in the following:

  • Profitability analysis and improvement by product, channel, market, etc.
  • Financial planning and forecasting
  • System implementation
  • Performance metrics and reporting
  • Strategic planning

For over 25 years Dave has successfully implemented Corporate Performance Management solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-market companies, achieving significant profitability improvement, including:

Gap: Integrated detailed cost and margin data across all products and brands to enable
better product design and mix decision-making during each season’s planning cycle.
Leveraging the solution, Gap improved Gross Margin by $300 million in the first year alone.

Toyota Motor Sales USA: Implemented financial and operational data for 1,400 Toyota
and Lexus dealers across the country, delivering insights into performance trends and
opportunities that helped increase dealership efficiency and profit.

Papa John’s: Executed a daily store sales performance solution for processing voluminous data from over 3,000 locations; the result was improved data reliability, faster availability of actionable information, and increased store profitability across the chain.

Dave’s industry experience includes:

  • Professional services
  • Technology (including SaaS/Software & tech manufacturing)
  • Consumer products
  • Retail, fast food (QSR)
  • Banking & financial services
  • Manufacturing

Dave’s early professional background includes substantial financial management experience in technology firms ranging from early-stage to Fortune 500 companies. He was FP&A Manager at Wyse Technology (acquired by Dell), following an early career foundation in accounting and financial analysis roles at technology giants IBM and Digital Equipment Corporation (acquired by Hewlett Packard).

Dave has presented at several conferences and business professional groups including Hyperion and Oracle user conferences, Financial Executives International (FEI), the Fisher Center Summit for Business Analytics, and the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP). Dave holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and International Business from the Wharton School and has completed executive education courses at both the Harvard and Wharton business schools.

Dave Stark

Dave Stark is an accomplished financial management and technology professional who advises enterprises and implements solutions for business performance analytics, data visualization, and management reporting. Dave helps improve profitability and strengthens competitive advantage by strategically applying his expertise in the following:

  • Profitability analysis and improvement by product, channel, market, etc.
  • Financial planning and forecasting
  • System implementation
  • Performance metrics and reporting
  • Strategic planning

For over 25 years Dave has successfully implemented Corporate Performance Management solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-market companies, achieving significant profitability improvement, including:

Gap: Integrated detailed cost and margin data across all products and brands to enable
better product design and mix decision-making during each season’s planning cycle.
Leveraging the solution, Gap improved Gross Margin by $300 million in the first year alone.

Toyota Motor Sales USA: Implemented financial and operational data for 1,400 Toyota
and Lexus dealers across the country, delivering insights into performance trends and
opportunities that helped increase dealership efficiency and profit.

Papa John’s: Executed a daily store sales performance solution for processing voluminous data from over 3,000 locations; the result was improved data reliability, faster availability of actionable information, and increased store profitability across the chain.

Dave’s industry experience includes:

  • Professional services
  • Technology (including SaaS/Software & tech manufacturing)
  • Consumer products
  • Retail, fast food (QSR)
  • Banking & financial services
  • Manufacturing

Dave’s early professional background includes substantial financial management experience in technology firms ranging from early-stage to Fortune 500 companies. He was FP&A Manager at Wyse Technology (acquired by Dell), following an early career foundation in accounting and financial analysis roles at technology giants IBM and Digital Equipment Corporation (acquired by Hewlett Packard).

Dave has presented at several conferences and business professional groups including Hyperion and Oracle user conferences, Financial Executives International (FEI), the Fisher Center Summit for Business Analytics, and the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP). Dave holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and International Business from the Wharton School and has completed executive education courses at both the Harvard and Wharton business schools.