Dave Stein lives in Austin, Texas. He is a computer-industry and start-up veteran.
Over the last fifty years Dave has been a director of ten high-technology start-up companies, including four with combined revenues of more than $1 billion that he cofounded. His track record includes twenty years in the computer industry in a variety of engineering, sales, marketing, and general management positions at Control Data, IBM, Scientific Data Systems, Univac, Systems Engineering Laboratories, and Harris Corporation.
In 1979, he cofounded Gartner Inc. where he managed all operations from day one, grew recurring revenues to $40 million in six years, and established Gartner’s franchise as the global leader in strategic IT consulting services. In 1985, he cofounded a $250 million venture-capital partnership in Southern California. From 1992 to 2004, he was a management consultant in San Jose. From 2004 to 2016, he was cofounder of two start-up software companies. He received a BS degree with distinction in Mathematics and Physics and did graduate work in Mathematics at the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology.