David Montanaro is an entrepreneurial CEO and investor with extensive board of director experience with both public and private companies. He began his business career by founding American Dynatel Corporation in 1975. Since the successful sale of that company, he has been the CEO of six companies in the telecommunication and data networking industries spanning twenty-five years, and a senior executive of several US subsidiaries of NEC Corporation, Tokyo, Japan and Siemens, Inc., Munich, Germany.
Mr. Montanaro previously founded Strategic Advisory Associates, providing advisory and consulting services to companies seeking progressive stages of business expansion, improved profitability, and shareholder value. As an industry expert in cloud computing and unified communications, he has successfully led development of market leading integrated software platforms for healthcare, education, hospitality, and government.
Mr. Montanaro is a founding member and investor of the Seed Capital Fund of Central New York, LLC, which invests in and guides early stage technology companies. He serves on the board of Blue Highway, a Syracuse University subsidiary, formerly a Welch Allyn company, which develops software and medical devices to improve clinical efficacy, quality of care and patient safety . He is also a board member of IPLogic, as well as an advisory board member of C&S Companies and Rounded Development. His past board positions include, Sensis Corporation, NEC Eluminate Technologies, Pactolus Communications, North Coast Logic, GFC Communications, and Tel Plus Communications.