As a director in BRG’s Corporate Finance practice, David Slayton brings thirty years of experience specializing in performance improvement and restructuring. He has served as an advisor to distressed companies and their various constituencies and has filled senior executive roles in high-tech growth companies for over twenty years.

Mr. Slayton has expertise in providing restructuring and advisory services to both public and private companies advising on issues related to performance improvement, liquidity and capital structure assessment, working capital management, and debt and equity restructurings. His services have included identifying and evaluating strategic alternatives, developing and implementing profit improvement plans, leading processes to sell businesses or underperforming assets, and securing financing.

Mr. Slayton has served as senior management for organizations ranging from high-growth companies to companies that were underperforming and reorganizing. He also has served as a member of several public and private boards of directors and board committees. He has a balanced, independent, and creative approach to difficult and complex situations and has extensive experience with recruiting and leading executive management teams through difficult and challenging situations, including financial distress.

Before joining BRG, Mr. Slayton was part of the Business Recovery Services practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers and the chief financial officer and chief operating officer of several successful startup and growth technology and business services companies. He also has traded distressed and special situation investments for a private hedge fund.

Employment History

Ovative Group, LLC
Chief financial officer
2013-2020, Inc
Co-Founder / EVP and CFO/COO

Shavlik Technologies, LLC
EVP and chief financial officer

Haviland Partners, Inc.
Co-Founder / managing director

NameProtect Inc.
Co-Founder, EVP and chief financial officer

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
1991-1997, 1998-2000

Tribeca Investment
Vice president

Sonic Foundry, Inc.
Public board, Audit Committee, Special Committee
2017-present, Inc.
Private board

Private board

Business Filings, Inc.
Private Board

Areas of Expertise


Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration
MBA, 1996

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BS, Management / Finance, 1991