David leads the Infrastructure & DevOps Center of Excellence for the Sapphire Portfolio Growth team. In this role, he is focused on fostering a community of practitioners amongst technical portfolio leadership, maintaining a supporting network of cloud and DevOps ecosystem partners, and providing connectivity to tech leaders across the Global 2K.
He joined Sapphire from JP Morgan Chase, where he led modern engineering strategy for the Global Technology organization – a role focused on researching cloud and DevOps industry trends, partnering with startups, facilitating pilots, and developing adoption strategies. Prior to corporate strategy, he worked as a network engineer with a focus on L4-7 services (e.g. proxies, web app firewalls). Before JPMC, he developed web-based ERP systems in the manufacturing industry.
David graduated from the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona with a degree in Management Information Systems. He lives in Austin with his wife and two dogs and enjoys camping, rock climbing, and barbequing.