Josh grew up in Chester, Virginia, about 20 minutes south of Richmond off I-95. Sports and competition made a big impact in his early years. After being All-State in two sports, he accepted a football scholarship to play Linebacker at Shippensburg University. He still holds the career solo tackles record from starting all 4 years. Josh’s first job in hospitality was as a server and barback at Bottoms Up Pizza in Richmond, Va. Prior to PourMyBeer, he worked in Business Development with Modis, a publically traded IT Staffing Firm. He was hired to develop the Baltimore Metro market for the company. Landing several blue-chip accounts took that market from non-existent to a top producer in a matter of 24 months. One day in 2009, he decided he wanted to take a 95% pay cut, quit his job where he played golf 3 days a week, and invest his entire life savings in building a self-pour company. Yadda, yadda, yadda, here we are today after 3 significant chapters in business and life. To get the full story go to TapTheBigIdea.com
David brings over 10+ years of operator experience, spanning tech, product, and hospitality. Born and raised in Chicago, he spent his childhood growing up in his family’s bakery, his early twenties managing a bar, a fine-dining restaurant, and starting a digital product + software development company. Through that business, he worked side by side with hundreds of entrepreneurs and executive teams to design and build hundreds of digital products. Growing that business to ~130 people in under five years, he then sold to GoHealth, a now public company. He’s been fortunate to share his experience with several other hospitality businesses as an investor and advisor, supporting them through growth and exit.
David is a builder at heart alongside his wife, Brittany, a fellow entrepreneur, creative powerhouse, and catering + event savant. Chicago is where they call home with their two kids, Duke and Henry. He spends most of his free time trying to drain their seemingly endless energy, taking lots of shots on goal and some to the face. He is an avid skeet shooter, a former motorcycle racer, a reluctant foot massager, and an enthusiastic fort builder.