David is a Director at KeySearch. He began his career in recruitment way back during the “dawn of the internet” running College/Graduate recruiting for Netscape in Silicon Valley. David has always worked in technology and has over 10 years’ experience focused exclusively on executive search. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, David has been based in Paris, France for over 20 years. Prior to joining KeySearch, David was the Founder and CEO of Talent Fountain, a boutique consulting firm focused on talent acquisition, talent management and startup culture. Before Talent Fountain, David was the Chief People Geek at one of Europe’s first startup accelerators, HackFwd. David was the first recruiter at Google in Europe, building out the organisation from 100 to over 5000 employees in 7 years. Since 2010, David has collaborated with 100s of emerging startups throughout Europe to scale their human capital. I've always been a big fan of mentoring (when done right) and have had my fair share of mentors and have been a mentee. I look forward to speaking with people in the Mentoring Club and giving back when possible.

My Mentoring Topics

  • Executive Search
  • Company Culture
  • Recruiting Programs
21.April 2023

David is a very talented professional with a lot of ideas and willing to help you. I truly appreciate that people with this amount of experience volunteer their time like this. Thanks again, David

8.February 2023

David was super insightful and shared a lot of expertise about the tech industry. I went into the call expecting a quick 15min where much of it being me providing the context. But he had already looked through my LinkedIn and done his research so that we could jump right into the conversation and have a full, productive session. I'd highly recommend David to anyone trying to figure out how to make the next leap in their career.

7.February 2023

David helped me to get a better understanding of what organizational culture is and how it can be changed. Working on innovation projects often provides a challenge due to the culture of an organization. With the help of David I now feel capable of analyzing, describing and influencing the culture within the organization. We also talked about stimulating continuous learning within the organization, which is most likely going to be critical in the (near) future!