David is the Chief Operating Officer of Spano Partners Holdings, LLC. David’s experience spanning four decades of entrepreneurial business development and management and his focus on the commercialization of renewable energy technologies is well-suited to the development and deployment of large scale PV Solar projects within the Spano organization.
As a serial entrepreneur with focus and expertise in the technology sector, David has enjoyed a lifetime of learning in the discovery, development, and application of new technology. He maintains a focus on strategic, top down analysis of markets and trends, such as renewable energy generation, energy storage systems, and grid performance optimization techniques.
He is a Director of Hybridyne Power Electronics, a Canadian firm which he co-founded in 2007 and that developed patent-pending technology to dramatically improve the electrical and financial yield of large commercial and utility scale Photo-Voltaic Solar projects.
In an earlier role as Senior VP of Strategy and Corporate Development at TSE and NASDAQ listed Descartes Systems Group, a global Supply Chain Software company, headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, David re-organized the company’s product portfolio and re-defined its market message, resulting in booked sales increasing by 66% – the company’s stock skyrocketed from $5.00/share to $90.00 in the Spring of 2000. David has deep expertise in the science of warehouse management and the development of automated warehouse control systems. An opportunity to create a new firm to supply automated materials handling systems (high speed sortation controls, barcode scanning interfaces, and parcel manifesting software) led him to co-found AL Systems in 1983. For almost a decade, David held senior management positions in Software Development and Sales & Marketing with AL Systems. His leadership helped to drive the company to become a recognized provider of advanced Industrial Control and Warehouse Management Systems for a long list of retailers, distributors, manufacturers, and systems integrators serving the materials handling, distribution and logistics industries.
David has had considerable success in the commercialization of technology solutions, financial modeling, complex sales, licensing, strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions. He is a creative visionary and a skilled business analyst. As a successful senior executive with more than 30 years of experience, David’s career spans a wide technology spectrum, including commercial/utility scale wind turbine development, PV solar yield optimization, supply chain automation software, warehouse management, and industrial controls.