David Spitz
CEO
ChannelAdvisor

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  1. David is responsible for leading the company in its mission to provide retailers and branded manufacturers with the software and services needed to successfully sell their products via online sales channels. He is an exceptional leader who embodies the values and relentless drive he inspires in his team. David identifies the best talent and then cultivates their professional growth in an environment of innovation, inclusion, and collaboration. At the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, ChannelAdvisor seamlessly shifted to performing its daily business operations remotely. David consistently shared a clear and concise vision to help the organization and its customers navigate a global pandemic and social unrest in the U.S. In addition to providing clear directives, David encouraged and motivated ChannelAdvisor’s global workforce through personal anecdotes, listening sessions, and a unifying motto: “This is our time.” As ChannelAdvisor’s offices reopened in the US, David executed a flexible work policy, giving all employees the option to work in-person, remotely or a mix of both. Additionally, David is a champion of diversity, equity and inclusion and actively demonstrates his passion by serving as the executive sponsor of one of ChannelAdvisor’s newest employee resource groups. Under David’s leadership, DE&I is a strategic priority for the global corporation of approximately 800 employees who represent a variety of backgrounds. David emphasizes that, “At ChannelAdvisor, we believe human potential is maximized when people are free to be themselves without fear of judgment or retribution, and we are committed to a culture that acknowledges and supports the diversity and individuality of all our employees globally.” David brings both entrepreneurial energy and breadth of knowledge to the organization. Before joining ChannelAdvisor, David founded and successfully exited multiple venture-backed software companies. He was most recently an entrepreneur-in-residence at the Aurora Funds, a venture capital firm with more than $200 million under management. Prior to Aurora, David was president of Avesair, a mobile marketing company that was acquired by Inphonic. Previous to Avesair, David was co-founder and CTO of Netsation, a network management software company acquired by Nortel Networks. David’s financial acumen has been recognized by several organizations including the Triangle Business Journal, which awarded him the 2010 CFO of the Year Award. In 2008, he received the Triangle Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40 Award. David has also been awarded four U.S. patents. He has been a chairman of the board for the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Foundation as well as for the North Carolina Council for Entrepreneurial Development. David received a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego.

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