David Garrity has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry, he has held senior roles including CFO and board of director positions for both publicly held and private companies, and has extensive experience in several disciplines including operating, advisory and research, and is CEO of GVA Research. David currently serves on the Board of Directors of BTCS Inc., a publicly-held U.S. company involved with Digital Assets and Blockchain technology development and application.
During 2008 and 2009, David served as CFO and Board Director at Interclick, Inc., a behavioral targeting internet advertising network. From 2007 to 2011, Interclick revenues grew organically from $7mm to $150mm (115% compound annual growth), making it one of the fastest growing companies listed on Nasdaq. In December 2011, in an all-cash offer, Yahoo acquired Interclick for $270 million. At Aspen Group, owner & operator of online university Aspen University, David served as CFO and was integral to taking Aspen public, raising growth capital and developing relationships with investors, regulators and institutional clients.
David also serves on the advisory board for Venture.co Holdings, Inc. which develops financial technology and operates a funding platform for early-stage companies, and the Advisory Board of ClearCoin, a company focused on the development and deployment of a blockchain application for the advertising sector that addresses the estimated $16bn losses caused by advertising fraud. David consults for The World Bank Group, on financial inclusion, mobile technology, and technology strategy for health initiatives in southern Africa. His paper on mobile money and disaster relief is published in “Technologies for Development: What is Essential?” (Springer Verlag).
Prior to corporate service, David had an extensive career in investment research during which he co-founded start-up boutique firm American Technology Research and was voted a WSJ All-Star Analyst. David appears regularly on CNBC, BNN, Bloomberg, The Financial Times, Asia Times, Yahoo Finance, and other media outlets.
Specialties: Audit Committee Financial Expert, Technology Strategy (Internet, IT Services, Software), Investment Professional, Capital Structures, Business Valuation, Asset Allocation, Stock Selection, Equity Analysis, Research Services, Venture Capital Fund, Commentator.