Leadership Bio

David Dalka rejuvenates business leaders’ perspectives regarding business strategy and digital technology convergence. He advocates senior executive level digital business strategy integration to create a bias for action, revenue growth and market share capture. His insights consider business strategy and digital acumen as one to create confident, effective decision making and customer-focused business culture.

Dalka noticed several crucial strategic gaps between business operations and digital marketing while attending a search engine, digital and social media conference in 2005. The event triggered an immediate and ongoing fascination with how organizations struggle to adapt in the digital era. He attended numerous conferences filtering material via his background in maximizing bond cash flows and enabling real-time business decisions at BlackRock (BLK).

Dalka was a leader within BlackRock during the 80 to 800 employee growth phase. BlackRock, arguably the fastest growing and most transformational financial services company in history, pioneered financial services analytics that migrated client reporting from manual quarterly paper statements to continuous Internet delivery. Dalka led teams which created enterprise-wide real time decision making processes and numerous proprietary competitive advantages that made BlackRock an industry redefining leader. Experienced as an executive in financial services, high growth start ups and multiple industries as a strategy consultant, he instills confident rapid action regarding digital business strategy in those around him.

In addition to BlackRock, Dalka held leadership roles at Alliance Bernstein, PPM America and Keycorp, a Fortune 500 company. He completed an MBA at The University of Chicago after leaving the investment management industry following the events of September 11, 2001. A unique blend of experiences allows him to communicate digital concepts to audiences in a highly tailored fashion. Internationally recognized business leadership keynote speaker, he has spoken at conferences and corporate executive retreats across North America, Europe and Asia. As a consultant to senior level executives, investors and entrepreneurs, he inspires executives to attract and serve relevant target demographic customers to maximize business growth, revenue and cash flow.

Dalka has been quoted in major publications including the Wall Street Journal. Dalka has published numerous articles and has been interviewed on programs like Total Picture Radio. Dalka maintains a blog (http://www.daviddalka.com/createvalue/), Twitter  (http://twitter.com/dalka) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/daviddalka) account.

Future aspirations include giving a speech in Antarctica and one day receiving an honorary PhD in marketing and organizational behavior. As part of a preparing the competitive analysis section of his book proposal, Dalka has read several hundred of the best business, leadership, marketing and change management books of all time.

To contact David, please call (520) 223-4808 or contact him via the contact form on this site.

David currently resides in Chicago in 60657 but spends most of his time in 60606.

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Cool places to visit, speak, consult and/or serve as an interim executive…

  • Austin, TX 78701 – area code (512)
  • Los Angeles – Burbank, CA 91504 – area code (323), (310), (818)
  • Boston – Cambridge, MA 02138 – area code (617), (508)
  • Chicago, IL 60606 – area code (312), (773), (630), (708), (847)
  • Boulder – Denver, CO 80202 – area code (303), (720)
  • Hong Kong
  • London, UK
  • Mountain View, CA 94043 – area code (650), (408), (415)
  • New York, NY 10105 – area code (212), (917), (201), (908), (718), (203)
  • Palo Alto, CA 94305 – area code (650), (408), (415)
  • San Francisco, CA 94103 – area code (650), (408), (415)
  • Seattle, WA 98101 – area code (206), (425)
  • Shanghai, China (a sister city of Chicago)
  • Singapore
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Toronto, Canada (a sister city of Chicago) – area code (416)
  • Tucson, AZ 85718 – area code (520)

To contact David, please call (520) 223-4808 or contact him via the contact form on this site.

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