Areas of Expertise: Leadership, Boards, Strategy
David L. Sullivan is president and managing partner of Shamrock Group, Inc., a management consulting firm located in Denver, Colorado. The Shamrock Group specializes in strategic management and board governance. In this role, Dave also provides advisory, coaching and mentoring services to boards, presidents and CEOs. He's also currently working with the Costa Rican government on a strategic plan to take the country to developed nation status.
Dave previously served as president and CEO of Partek North America, Inc., a multi-national building-materials company headquartered in Finland, and chairman of its North American subsidiary companies. Prior to joining Partek, he was president of Rockwool Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of the Belgian and French-owned Eternit Corporation, and division president within Borden Chemical, a division of Borden Inc. Dave has also held senior management positions with other Fortune 500 companies, including Owens Corning Fiberglas and Owens-Illinois.
Learning from the victories and mistakes of his real-world experience, Dave developed a firm belief in the value of professional management. As an executive in residence, course facilitator and a consultant for Aileron, his goal is to give business leaders the tools and knowledge they need to build a management system of their own. Dave has been associated with Aileron since it commenced operations in November 1996 as The Center for Entrepreneurial Education.