Dave has a proven track record of turnaround business transformations for both public and privately owned companies all over the US. A polished executive that has broad industry expertise in Financial Services, Insurance, Manufacturing, Distribution, and in Government sectors. He builds and trains highly competent management teams with ethical standards and focuses on bringing underperforming businesses to highly profitable status in a short amount of time.
After college, Dave was an Intelligence Officer & Commander for the US Army. He joined IBM as a Systems Engineer and managed a large account territory in sales, consulting, and engineering support. He was awarded the IBM President’s Award. He later managed a 190-person division team, delivering large outsourcing and consulting service to insurance carriers. Following that, he became President & COO of a life insurance Admin Software Company where he led the acquisitions team and then turned around profits within 26months. Acting as COO for a regional bricks and clicks General Agency, he later helped pioneer web applications for insurance offered through Wells Fargo, AIG, Chase Bank and others business web portals. He then turned his focus to a software and development company for Insurance, as President & CEO of AQS, and returned that business to profitability and 98% customer satisfaction in 3 years.
He is President and Founder of his own company, Kerford & Associates in Greater Atlanta, which is a privately held consulting/business improvement firm and also sits on the Advisory Board for Market Luminary, a Boston media networking services firm.
Dave is pleased to bring his business acumen and passion for working with business owners back to his Atlanta area home as President of CEO Focus Atlanta.
President of CEO Focus, Atlanta