David Kaufman is Managing Director of Solidea Capital, and he brings over 20 years of hands-on and advisory experience to the firm. David leads with a simple philosophy – People First. By focusing on and growing the talents and strengths of the people with whom he works, David works to guide teams and turn great ideas into lasting business value.
David believes that achieving success is born through an entrepreneurial spirit coupled with a strong attention to detail and thorough, thoughtful execution. He used this same mindset as the foundation for Acquis Consulting Group, a boutique consultancy he created in 1998 focused on designing tailored solutions for clients that deliver impactful and actionable results. Today, David helps the Solidea team leverage its entrepreneurial expertise with the strength of Acquis to provide clients with both a mature and entrepreneurial advantage.
Throughout his career, David has sought to preserve the excellence of the companies he has built while maintaining himself as a passionate and driven leader across multiple industries. In addition to earning membership in the Young Presidents Organization, David is a global leader in corporate travel and holds a Global Travel Professional certification from GBTA, he is a Certified Purchasing Card Professional, and he is a recognized expert in the consulting industry, often invited to share his insights at conferences and expert panel discussions around the world.
David is actively involved in the community by passionately serving as Chairman of the Board of the Manhattan American Cancer Society Leadership Board. In addition, he is an active member of the New York Angels. David began his career at Arthur Andersen where he earned his CPA, CMA, and CFM, and he holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Lehigh University.