For nearly 20 years, David has been researching, writing, consulting and primarily speaking about the generations for organizations ranging from the IRS to MTV. He has received rave reviews from world-renowned Fortune 100 companies including American Express, Deloitte, Walt Disney, Pepsi, PricewaterhouseCoopers, GE, Cisco Systems, Pfizer, Lockheed Martin, General Mills, 3M, Best Buy, Johnson & Johnson and many more.
David coauthored the best sellers When Generations Collide and The M-Factor: How the Millennials Are Rocking the Workplace.
David appeared as a generational expert on CNN, CNBC, and the Today show and in national publications including TIME magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and USA Today.
His creative communications work earned him numerous accolades including gold medals at the NY Film Festival, the much coveted CLIO Award, and most recently was named as one of 200 People to Watch by the Business Journal as well as one of the Power50 in his home state of MN.
Diane Sawyer from ABC News said it best, “Whether you’re a tie-dyed preppie or a starched-shirt Traditionalist, David will help you see the world through the eyes of another generation.”
David is excited to help companies get ahead of the next great gap! OK, he is also psyched to be speaking with his Gen Z son.
"Your presentation provided terrific insights into the issues involved in managing a multi-generational workforce. And you did it in a way that made people sit up and take notice. Your presentation provided valuable tools to help our leaders achieve growth objectives."
"Your presentation received extremely high ratings and outstanding written comments. Respondents gave you a near perfect rating in overall satisfaction, and the audience unanimously agreed that it was one of the best sessions in a long time."
"You are truly opening people′s eyes to a new form of diversity… Your ability to educate us on the generations, how they are different, and the best way to manage these differences will definitely give us a competitive advantage as we do our best to be an employer of choice."
"The generational topic is important to all companies and all businesses, and we cannot imagine there is anyone more qualified to deliver the message. On our post-conference evaluations, you received the highest ratings of any of the nine presenters, and you had stiff competition with Sen. Bob Dole also on the agenda."