David Burk is a successful entrepreneur, executive, culture creator, idea generator and technology strategist. Companies Mr. Burk has founded have garnered many awards for product, service, business and culture excellence. As a result, he was named as one of the top 100 most inspirational graduates in the 75-year history of the UCLA Anderson School of Business.
Mr. Burk’s areas of specialty include mapping transformational data, analytics and technology solutions to business problems, strategic leadership for building marketing operations capabilities, and translation of communications plans into supporting interactive campaigns.
Mr. Burk’s career began in traditional advertising with Dailey and Associates Advertising and Young & Rubicam. After receiving his MBA, he was founding marketing director for Savvius [Acquired by LiveAction], a provider of software-based network troubleshooting tools. In 1995, he founded Clear Ink, one of the earliest interactive marketing firms, and grew it into a $150 million integrated marketing communications agency by 2000. In 2009, he joined Fleishman-Hillard as a leader of the firm’s Americas Digital practice. After building that practice from scratch to a multimillion-dollar book of business, he founded CMO Labs [Acquired by Allant Group, LLC].
Mr. Burk earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology cum laude from Pomona College in Claremont, Calif., and a Master of Business Administration degree from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.