David Marlow: Executive Coach
David brings thirty-five years of executive leadership experience with small to midsize private businesses in manufacturing and service industries.
David's experience includes working with and handling the eventual sale of a family-owned manufacturing business that grew from 25 to 1,000 employees over 25 years. As a result, he has hands-on experience in operations, strategic planning, leading cross-functional teams, new market development, strategic sales, and P&L responsibility. During that time, he helped navigate the company through several rapid growth cycles while mitigating risk during lean years. David understands the dynamics of a family-owned business and the pressures placed on a CEO during both good and challenging times. He is a firm believer in business planning, hiring good talent, accurate financials, Total Quality Management, and outsourcing when practical.
David has Undergraduate and Executive MBA degrees from Southern Methodist University. He has been on the SMU Cox School of Business Associate Board for twenty years, where he mentors and coaches MBA candidates on academic, career, and life issues.