David Kralik

Washington, District of Columbia, US

David's Skills
Finance
Marketing
Operations
Background

Age Group

36-55

About David

David W. Kralik is a business formation advisor & strategist with a global mindset.

In that context, he advises startup companies in a variety of industries on critical business formation aspects including business plan writing, financial modeling, market research and global market strategy.

He began his career in politics working a variety of cross-functional marketing roles (story telling, research, digital, crisis communications) for several nationally distinguished personalities and employers including Frank Luntz, Grover Norquist, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and later former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich.

His experience in politics culminated in 2008 when he was profiled in The Washington Post and Investor's Business Daily and also honored as one of the "Top Ten Changing the World of Internet and Politics," for managing the successful "Drill Baby Drill" digital campaign which garnered significant support across America.

Recognition for his work has also crossed over into popular culture. His work has been the subject of a song written by a platinum-award winning country music artist, the topic of an article in Playboy Magazine and featured on an episode of The Simpson's.

In 2009, he left politics to help start the mobile app company CitySourced where he served as its first head of marketing. There, he helped position the company to win a finalist award at the annual TechCrunch competition which launched the company and allowed it to become cash-flow positive in 18 months.

In 2012, he graduated with a Master's degree in Finance from Thunderbird School of Global Management – widely recognized as being #1 in the world for Global Business.

Together, all these experiences have helped David earn the trust of startup executives in a variety of rapidly evolving, high growth industries including big data, payments, mobile, green tech, affordable housing and medical marijuana.

In his spare time, he enjoys global travel (7 continents, 38 countries & counting), playing poker, playing the saxophone, volunteering with Junior Achievement and teaching and writing about entrepreneurship.

Quote

Dream Big. Work Hard. Enjoy Life. Be True To Yourself & Learn Everyday - Newt Gingrich

Work Experience

Managing Director

Startup Management Consultant

January 2012 - Today

Guiding clients through the capital raise process by validating financial models, market research, competitive intelligence gathering and lean startup operations management

Education

Thunderbird

MBA - Finance

2010 - 2012

The Catholic University of America

BA - Marketing, Politics

1997 - 2001