CEO & Founder
David has been an operator in the New York City hospitality industry for over two decades. He has owned and operated various food & beverage establishments, from James Beard nominated restaurants to iconic bars and lounges. These experiences have provided David the know-how, capabilities, and resources to create, operate and/or advise clients in all facets of the hospitality industry.
20+ YEARS IN HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY AS AN OPERATOR
FOUNDING PARTNER &
OPERATING MEMBER EMPELLON
David is a founding partner of the Empellon Restaurant Group, which he operated and built alongside Chef Alex Stupak from 2011 -2019. During this time, David opened multiple concepts, including a 3-star NY Times, 7500 sqft flagship in the heart of midtown, at 510 Madison Ave.
FOUNDER & OWNER OF
In 2003, David founded Impulse Productions, a premier Event-Planning company which works with some of the largest Fortune 100 & S00 companies across all industries, including Finance, Technology, Real Estate, Media, Entertainment and more.
David's extensive and strategic relationships with Private Equity groups, Real-Estate Developers, Chef’s, Hoteliers, Builders, Designers, & top-tier talent in the hospitality industry gives David a competitive advantage in sourcing & securing opportunistic deals and creating long-standing, experience-driven places.
EXPERIENCED BOARD MEMBER
David sits on various company boards, advising CEO's and Executives on business development, fundraising initiatives, growth strategies and more.