Known for his ability to evangelize and build strong and profitable sales teams, Dave Lavine is a highly sought after media executive for start-ups as well as mid to large size businesses. He has built a national footprint of contacts across premium brands, agencies, and publishers and has experience ranging across search, display, branded entertainment, social, mobile and native advertising. Based on his wide range of experience over the past two decades, he is often called on to evaluate product development, revenue models, strategic positioning and sales team structures.
Dave most recently served as the Chief Revenue Officer at Hone, a content marketing and native advertising technology company managing all aspects of revenue, business development, and acting as a strategic advisor to the CEO. Prior to Hone, he was the SVP of Sales at appssavvy, a pioneer in native advertising. Responsible for national revenue, as well as rebuilding and managing the sales team. Prior to that he was SVP at Adconion Media Group, growing annual U.S. revenues from less than $3M to over $40M, which helped lead to the acquisition by Amobee. Prior to joining AMG, he served as the regional sales manager for Advertising.com in the Los Angeles office. As an advocate for the growth and expansion of online advertising, Mr. Lavine holds seats in many industry associations including thinkLA, BIG (Bay Area Interactive Group), NWIAG (Northwest Internet Advertising Group), 212, NY Advertising Club, IAB, AAAA, BIMA and CIMA (Boston/Chicago Interactive Media Association). He holds a B.S. from Fort Lewis College with a concentration in marketing and management and resides full-time in Los Angeles.