Dave Gould is a General Partner at TechOperators. Having held leadership roles with both start-ups and larger technology companies, Dave offers a broad range of experience that touches every aspect of the business. A proven industry leader with a breadth of knowledge in launching and growing businesses in emerging markets, he possesses sound experience in predicting market developments, setting and adjusting strategy, and leading organizations amidst changing market dynamics.
Dave was formerly the Chairman & CEO of Witness Systems. During his eight-year tenure, he led the company through a successful IPO (Red Herring #13 in 2000), and to the leading position in the workforce optimization market. Through strong execution and successful acquisitions, Witness grew to have nearly $220 million in annual revenue, with operating margins in the 20% range. The company was sold in the spring of 2007 to Verint for ~ $1.1 billion.
Dave joined Witness Systems from Boston-based InStream Corporation, where he was Chairman & CEO of the early-stage Internet electronic commerce company targeting the healthcare market. Prior to his roles there, he served as president of DCA’s Remote Access Division and held management positions with Management Science America (MSA). Dave holds a bachelor’s in economics degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a MBA from Emory University.