David Cox is an expert in the field of corporate strategy and organizational transformation.

He has more than twenty years of experience in both operating positions and consulting roles that span a variety of industries, with a heavy focus on telecommunications, media, and technology, as well as natural resources. His focus on the intersection of strategy and organization recognizes the necessity for organizational cultures and systems to be aligned with a company’s mission, vision, and strategies—and for the values of an organization to be expressed and reinforced by concrete actions and behaviors.

Mr. Cox’s leadership experience includes nearly two decades serving in roles such as president and chief executive officer, general manager, and general partner. His operating experience has focused intently on high-tech markets, and especially on mobile internet, telecommunications, and infrastructure software. His consulting experience spans sectors including semiconductors, internet services, telecommunications, venture capital and private equity, consumer goods, energy, and mining and natural resources.

Mr. Cox’s practice areas include corporate and business unit strategy, vision and mission clarification, growth and new-market-entry strategies, and the implementation of effective performance management systems. His functional expertise also includes process-driven organizational change and operational improvement, and the design and execution of effective project management offices. He also has experience with executive coaching and mentoring, as well as facilitating team trainings and other group sessions focused on problem solving and strategy development.

Employment History

Principal and founder
2002 – 2014

McKinsey & Company
Implementation leader
2011 – 2013

PRTM Consulting
2010 – 2011

Culture ROI
General partner

Symmetricom, Inc.
Executive vice president and general manager
2006 – 2008

BlueKite, Inc.
President, CEO, and Cofounder
1997 – 2002

2M Invest
Venture partner
1995 – 1997

McKinsey & Company
Business analyst
1991 – 1994

Professional Affiliations

Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Areas of Expertise


Stanford University
MBA, 1996

University of Texas, Austin
B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1991