Dave Kinnear, through his affiliation with Vistage International, convenes and facilitates groups of Business Owners, Company Presidents and Chief Executives dedicated to becoming better leaders who make better decisions and achieve better results. Dave facilitates monthly peer advisory meetings, engages members in one-to-one coaching, provides access to proprietary best practices, facilitates access to 13,000 members in 15 countries, and schedules a range of expert speakers on almost any business subject. Dave has more than 32 years of leadership experience at some of the world’s largest semiconductor corporations including Toshiba America Electronic Components, Advanced Microdevices, Fairchild Semiconductor, and United Technologies. His career has spanned Electronic Design and Application Engineering, Procurement Management, Sales and Marketing Management, Business Systems Implementation and Analysis, and Operations. In addition to his work with Vistage, Dave is the founder and CEO of dbkAssociates, Inc.SM, a change management and business practices consulting firm providing economy of knowledge to the Small and Mid-sized Enterprise (SME) community.
Dave keeps abreast of current business management through professional speaking, writing, and consulting on corporate governance and best business practices. He engages a wide variety of business entities in all economic sectors including not-for-profit corporations, industrial manufacturers, medical diagnostics, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and IT corporations. Dave holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering and is a Master of Business Administration. He is active in the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), the Forum for Corporate Directors (FCD), the Newport Business Forum, is a long time member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), is active in the Irvine Spectrum Rotary, sits on the board of the California Conference for Equity and Justice (CCEJ), and sits on other not-for-profit and private for-profit boards. Dave is also an executive-to-executive mentor to Executive MBA students at the UCI Paul Merage School of Business.Sixteen CEOs – Zero Blind Spots.