David Brey

Agent of growth

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Hi, I am David Brey - it is nice to meet you! I love to talk all things business - new innovative ideas, startups, or growing market leaders are just a few topics that really intrigue me. What brings you here today? I would love the opportunity to connect with you to discover how I might be able to support your growing company. Please take a look around my site, I want to share my passion and experience with you - let's find the best way we can work together to achieve your business goals.

About Me

Full Name : David Brey

Address : 6707 34th St, Berwyn IL 60402

Phone : 719-499-9701

Email : hi@davidbrey.com


Here are just a few achievements that I am excited to share. Though I have had success in the past, I know that the best is still yet to come…

Certified Lean Six-Sigma Black Belt and proven ability to implement these tools

I received my Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification from BMGI in Denver, CO - a premier training consulting company. This rigorous training and certification has given me the tools and skills I need to solve many challenging performance problems. Since 2014, I have completed multiple large-scale transformational projects following the Lean Six Sigma method.

Experience and passion to launch new brands

With Old Elk Distillery, I was an integral part of the leadership team who launched three brand new spirits brands simultaneously and built the business operations to support each of them. Old Elk was named the Colorado Distillery of the Year in 2016 and 2017 by the New York Int'l Spirits Competition.

Awarded $250,000+ cash to nations' top startups

I led the creation of Capital Championship - a prestigious, world class entrepreneurial business tournament where the most innovative product and tech startups compete for the national championship title and $250K+ in cash funding. These incredible startups are now changing the world, and Capital Championship has been a huge booster since their beginnings.

Achieved $30+ million in real dollar savings through Six Sigma and Lean project

Working with a dynamite team of subject matter experts, I led a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Project to reduce excess and obsolete inventory by more than $30M+ in one year. Key process improvements were implemented to streamline communication and data-based decision making to ensure just-in-time production and accurate commitments to customers. This all adds up to huge dollars for the company and customers!

Experience and Education

John Keats once said: "Nothing ever becomes fully real 'til it is experienced." We can learn a great deal from a distance, but nothing has taught me more than rich experiences.

Here are just a few key areas where my experience has taught me valuable skills and lessons, which I am eager to share to the benefit of those around me.

  • Harrow Home Services Nov 2017 - Current

    Founder and Operator

    • Built and operated a commercial and residential construction and building maintenance company with more than $40,000 in revenue in first 2 months.
    • Led every aspect of the revenue cycle including: sales/marketing; planning; budgeting; sourcing; construction; regulatory compliance; and back office functions
    • Established additional business lines as value add to clients that also support the core construction business. Service offerings include interior design, staging, and full-service property management for clients.
    • Established lasting relationships with clients and trades
  • Blue Ocean Enterprises, INC. Aug 2014 - Nov 2017

    Director, Business Strategy Execution, Old Elk Distillery, Jul 2016 – Nov 2017

    • Launched three new to world spirits brands in less than 12 months.
    • Operationalized manufacturing facilities and created Sales and Operations Planning processes to ensure sustainable growth, moving the company from pre-revenue to $10M+ yearly revenue run rate
    • Planned sales markets expansion from Colorado only to more than 17 states.
    • Grew sales volume at the unprecedented rate of 35% MoM on average, despite highly volatile market conditions and regulatory changes.
    • Decreased MoM operational expenses by 15% through process improvements and organizational management strategies
    • Oversaw facilities capacity planning and design for $15M+ distillery facility and other operational facilities including production, warehousing, logistics, business offices, and consumer-facing facilities.

    Executive Director, Capital Championship, Jul 2015 – Jul 2016

    • Capital Championship is a prestigious, world-class entrepreneurial business tournament where the most innovative product and tech startups compete for the national championship title and $250K+ in cash funding and development opportunities.
    • Expanded operations to national scale, with events held in 6 cities, while reducing operational expenses by 33% YoY
    • Recruited more than 300 applicant companies resulting in the selection of 40+ of the nation's top startups competing in Capital Championship
    • Raised more than $500K in operational funding through sponsorships in less than 4 months.
    • Established key strategic partnerships with 15 top universities and several other entrepreneurial organizations to elevate the caliber of competitors.
    • Organized, planned, and executed competition events with attendance of more than 4,800 live audience members- an increase of more than 10x YoY.
    • Executed marketing campaigns using traditional media, social media, event activations, and other digital marketing strategies resulting in exponential growth in media impressions YoY. 2016 Finals event was featured as part of a CNBC piece on Millennial entrepreneurship.
    • Established, curated, and oversaw delivery of the Blue Ocean Enterprises Mentoring Program for companies competing in Capital Championship

    Client Relations Manager, Aug 2014 – Jul 2015

    • Successfully operationalized wood pellet manufacturing plant after previous ownership had several failed attempts
    • Increased profitability across client business portfolio by more than 25% on average.
    • Installed and managed ongoing strategic planning processes for all client companies.
    • Oversaw capital contributions and operating efficiencies for the client portfolio.
    • Managed working teams for more than a combined 13 transformational initiatives resulting in more than $3M in net new revenue and cost savings.
  • OTTER PRODUCTS, LLC May 2010 - Aug 2014

    Sr. Business Process Engineer, May 2012 – Aug 2014

    • Led Excess Inventory Management process improvement initiative resulting in $30M+ in hard savings.
    • Participated in successful acquisition and integration of LifeProof brand into Otter Products portfolio including all operational systems and processes.
    • Launched improved product roadmap planning system designed to release new products in less time and more predictably.

    Process Engineer, May 2011 – May 2012

    • Designed and improve all Customer Service Call Center processes to scale from 10 agents to more than 200 agents.
    • Led cross-functional process improvement initiatives
    • Selected, installed, integrated CRM system including design and delivery of all user training.
    • Leveraged Microsoft SharePoint for enterprise process and workflow management as functional subject matter expert.
    • Designed training knowledge base and training content for key business processes including engineer change orders, color management, and inventory allocation.

    Business Process Technician, May 2010 – May 2011

    • Developed engineering change order management process and system resulting in more than 135 successful product iterations while in market.
    • Created business process documentation management system and trained business users on documentation best practices

    Business Development Analyst

    • Generate and maintain sales and production reports
    • Support executive management through detailed and thorough sales analysis
    • Maintain and enforce data integrity across critical business systems to ensure accurate decision making

    Director Member, Board of Directors

    • Oversight and governance of entire financial institution
    • Review and approve executive management proposals for growth and expansion
    • Oversee institution re-branding and modernization
    • Evaluate and approve operations plans and budgets
    • Ensure highest level of service to membership

    B.S. Business Administration, Finance

    • Graduated Cum Laude from Monfort College of Business
    • Minors include Spanish and Vocal Music

Who I've Worked With

I think Mom must have been right, because we really do "…become like those we spend time with." I am thankful for the privilege to have engaged professionally with many incredible companies, and here are a few of the most notable

Otter Box
Paterson Center
Nerdy Mind
Blue Ocean Enterprises
Old Elk
Northern Colorado Credit Union