Government Advisory Board @ Advance Woman’s Participation in Innovation and Tech
Partner @ Our Innovation Fund, LP
Non Executive Chairman @ Montech Holdings Ltd
King David High School
My passion is working as a business mentor to people that I enjoy working with, building highly motivated teams and adding value to staff, customers and shareholders. I am proud to work with some dynamic entrepreneurs at companies including BlueFire Technology (since sold to Dimension Data) BizCover, ZipMoney, Pocketbook,ShopReply, RangeMe, Admyt, Assetic and Clipp. Hopefully I am
My passion is working as a business mentor to people that I enjoy working with, building highly motivated teams and adding value to staff, customers and shareholders. I am proud to work with some dynamic entrepreneurs at companies including BlueFire Technology (since sold to Dimension Data) BizCover, ZipMoney, Pocketbook,ShopReply, RangeMe, Admyt, Assetic and Clipp. Hopefully I am adding some value !!
Non Executive Chairman @ Montech Holdings is a publicly listed technology company specialising in cloud integration services. At Montech our aim is to add value to our customers by facilitating the migration from on premisess solutions to cloud services. Our competitive advantage is simply a passionate team of people who possess both the attitude and ability to enable our customers to navigate this massive business enabler. Montech partners with industry standard, market leading vendors including Microsoft and Cisco. We are the proud recipient of a number of Microsoft Worldwide Partner awards but it is our high levels of customer satisfaction that are a better judge of our performance. From September 2014 to Present (1 year 4 months) AustraliaExecutive Director @ OurCrowd is the leading global Equity Crowd-Funding platform established by Jonathan Medved. OurCrowd facilitates individual accredited investors worldwide identifying, selecting and investing along side us (with top VCs and multinational corporations) in vetted and promising global start-ups in a highly efficient manner online.
OurCrowd mixes the best of Venture Capital with the best of Crowd-funding and democratizes early-stage Venture Capital and Private Equity investment.
In early 2014, OurCrowd established its inaugural office outside of Israel iwith the establishment of an office in Melbourne and Sydney. Headed by a proven team with a strong start-up pedigree, the Australian Branch provides both Fast funding for companies that meet our investment criteria and importantly a network of local and overseas mentors to help entrepreneurs achieve their objectives.
Since OurCrowd launched in early 2013, our members from 53 countries have invested more than $34 million in 32 companies. From February 2014 to Present (1 year 11 months) Sydney, AustraliaMentor to Founders @ One Big Switch has one mission - to help Australians pay less for their regular household bills.
One Big Switch is a next generation consumer network, established to build real consumer power. From April 2012 to December 2014 (2 years 9 months) Sydney, AustraliaNon Executive Chairman @ Responsible for hiring a CEO and motivating and uniting a management team. Managing the relationship and expectations of a large private equity company and the staff ensuring that interests are properly alligned. Building a one team focus committed to excellent client and staff satisfaction. Centric successfully sold to Findex on Feb 28, 2014 From July 2011 to February 2014 (2 years 8 months) Sydney, AustraliaInvestor (Failed) @ eDiamond is the leading marketplace for rough diamonds. With offices in Antwerp, South Africa and Israel, eDiamond offers an opportunity for buyers and sellers to trade transparently over a secure cloud based auction system. eDiamond is now in administration. A very poor investment and lots of lessons learned - too many to write here. From July 2010 to May 2013 (2 years 11 months) Executive Chairman @ Providing leadership skills to build a global software company. This involved securing the right team, building a global culture committed to customer and staff satisfaction and ensuring that we established a profitable and cashflow postive company. Involved in successful sale of MacromatiX to TPG Growth Private Equity Fund. From July 2004 to November 2012 (8 years 5 months) Non Executive Chairman @ MacromatiX is a global leader in back of house solutions for the retail industry. We have offices in Atlanta, Sydney and Shanghai and focus on Quick Service Restaurants, Convenience Stores and Specialty Retail. We maximize profitability by managing inventory and labor costs as well as ensuring the integrity of cash. From July 2004 to November 2012 (8 years 5 months) CEO and Chairman @ Assumed the role of Acting CEO after the founding shareholders had a fallout. At the time the company had a very poor culture caused by the internal conflict between the shareholders, software that didn't perform to specifications and insuffciient funding to enable the company to compete. Within 6 months, Holly had a united team culture, successfully sold our software to two of the largest Telco's in Australia and became both profitable and cashflow positive. Holly is still successfully used by both these Telco's as well as global accounts including American Express and West Interactive. Holly was successfully sold and resulted in a positive outcome for investors and the acquiring company. From February 2002 to December 2007 (5 years 11 months) Founder and CEO @ Founder of the company. Grew the company from one person in July 1987 to 1400 people in 2011. Dimension Data was recognised as the leading provider of network integration, training and distribution services in Australia. DiData was also voted as the 2nd best company to work for in Australia for companies employing over 1000 people. DiData was built on outstanding partnerships with vendors including cisco, Microsoft and IBM to name a few, customers and staff. Built a succession plan that ensured the continued success of the company. From July 1987 to October 2001 (14 years 4 months)
B.Commerce and B.Accounting, Accountancy @ University of the Witwatersrand From 1980 to 1984 Matric @ King David High School From 1975 to 1977 Highlands North High From 1973 to 1974 David Shein is skilled in: Entrepeneur, Business Management, Team Leadership, Business Mentor, Marketing Communications, Investor Relations, Strategy, Enterprise Architecture, Start-ups, Team Building, Team Management, Cloud Computing, IT Strategy, Leadership, Management
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