Dave is the CEO and founder of Simulmedia. He previously founded and ran both TACODA, Inc., an online advertising company that pioneered behavioral online marketing and was acquired by AOL in 2007 for $275 million, and Real Media, Inc., one of the world’s first ad serving and online ad network companies and a predecessor to 24/7 Real Media (TFSM), which was later sold to WPP for $649 million. After the sale of TACODA, Dave served as Executive Vice President, Global Advertising Strategy, at AOL, a Time Warner Company (TWX).
A lawyer by training, Dave served as General Counsel and Director of New Media Ventures at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association in the early 1990’s.
Dave received a B.A. in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University and a J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law. He serves on the board of the International Radio and Television Society (IRTS), and was a long-time member of the executive committee and board of directors of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and the American Press Institute (API). He and his wife, writer Lorea Canales, live in Manhattan with their two daughters.
My Guilty TV Pleasure: Old military documentaries on American Heroes Network
My MRI Segment: Peanut Butter & Other Nut Spreads: Jif, Crunchy