"To have someone who has worked all over the world with some giant companies take an interest in a small local non-profit speaks volumes for us. Too many consultants wear their financial interest on their sleeve, but for David and this process it felt like someone truly was interested in our success. It shouldn’t and can’t be required of all planning consultants, but when you have it, it allows for greater immediate success.
We had immediate trust and buy-in from all of our staff and that stems from David’s wealth of experience and professionalism but just as much from our belief that he was here to help, not get a client or fulfill a contract."
Tim Waer, Director, Tacoma South Sound Sports (formerly Tacoma Pierce County Sport Commission
“David is an incredibly talented individual and consultant with marketing and branding insight that goes beyond just knowing the market. He is consistently going above and beyond to share his expertise with others, and to motivate individuals and businesses to elevate their own expectations of what their business can achieve. He is an excellent speaker, and is consistently regarded as an amazing resource for our entrepreneur group.”
“Dave is one of those people who you find yourself turning to again and again for ideas and advice. White Rhino hired him to develop the agency's marketing plan. He was so skilled at drawing connections and throwing out ideas that we now make a point of getting his advice before every big client pitch or marketing effort. Without fail, he always comes back with a new perspective we hadn't considered. If you're looking for a talented marketing strategist, I highly recommend Dave.”
“We had wanted to get some help to repositioning our business to take better advantage of opportunities that we felt we might be missing. We hired David Dallaire of Fennec Consulting with the idea help us to execute the change our business needed to expand our client base, but we quickly found out that we would get quite a bit more. David not only exceeded expectations, but managed to dramatically change them. Our experience in working with David provided unexpected value well beyond our investment. We had not expected such profound insights into our business or such a thorough understanding of our rapidly evolving market. We had not expected to be able to grow our business - by growing our own view of ourselves. We had not expected our existing clients to be as ready for our new offering as they were. And we certainly had not expected to get the huge return on our investment that we did within the first month of our engagement! I can honestly say the value provided to our business is already worth well beyond what we invested, and having the benefit of David’s deep experience to provide us the fresh perspective he brings will pay dividends for us well into the future.”
“David is a rare breed of executive who gets strategy and understands the need for executional excellence in everything! To be able to see the others POV is an invaluable talent, which David uses to best effect whether bringing on a team out of their comfort zone or working across borders and cultures. David ran our agency Relationship Marketing firm and reported to me when I was the CSO at McCann WorldGroup A-P; I was fortunate to work with him as a team member across many different clients, and witness his thoughtful client handling on many occasions."
Chris D. Beaumont, Chief Strategy Officer Asia-Pacific, McCann Erickson
“Recently I had the pleasure of hearing David speak at an event held at the World Trade Center. Not only did it showcase his knowledge of his trade, his presentation was extremely informative, humorous and applicable. He is insightful and intuitive and brings all of his local and international experience together. It was one of those presentations kept you going and wanting to hear more when he was finished.
David is an extremely talented consultant and has a unique perspective on marketing and where it fits into an organization. I admire his passion and dedication and always look forward to working with him”
Donna Himpler, Sr. Relationship Manager, Wells Fargo
“We worked with David while he was managing a marketing group at Microsoft. David was very honest, a straight shooter, and easy to work with. I was especially impressed with his ability to balance long-term strategic business needs with short-term deliverable cost and budget pressure. He keeps a positive future focus but doesn't ignore the existing realities.
David is a true out-of-box thinker. Maybe because of his many years abroad or because of his broad experience I found David to be refreshing and insightful. He sees hidden relationships and always provides a unique and valuable perspective.”
Patrick Halstead, Founder and CEO, Qdabra Software
“David was a great mentor for expanding my business career from traditional mass marketing to Direct Marketing and CRM. He has deep and strong strategic expertise in direct marketing as well as Japan market insights. He often showed deeper insights on the Japanese consumer and surprised local staff with his knowledge. He showed great leadership and proven results in new business growth while he was at MRM. Moreover, all of our staff at MRM has been fascinated by his rich humanity.”
Masayoshi Tadami, Representative Director, President, MRM Worldwide
“David has a rare and valuable marketing business talent backed up by many years of international experience and performance. I have personally worked with him at a high level while he was President of MRM Japan, in the wider regional role and during his time at Microsoft. His grounding is in the still valid principles of achieving real sales results through a sound business strategy and fundamental direct marketing principles. He has subsequently applied this experience through the growth of CRM and digital channels and techniques, which results in his pragmatic approach that demands ROI and sales success.
I would be delighted to work with David at any opportunity and would happily recommend him for any major national or international CRM or digital marketing engagement.” November 12, 2010
Bradley Starr, EVP - Worldwide Data & Analytics, MRM Worldwide