David J. Whelan is a seasoned strategy, business development, and general management executive building businesses and inspiring entrepreneurs at the intersection of technology, health, and wellness. As a consultant, advisor, entrepreneur, and operating executive, Dave has devoted his career to building successful businesses, from strategic, operational, financial, and human capital standpoints. He was an integral part of the creation of New York Genome Center, a unique not-for-profit scientific research institute, where he served as Chief Strategy Officer and collaborated on development of the business plan, fundraising of $115 million, and operational launch. He launched one of the first fitness tracking wearables with 24 Hour Fitness. Dave holds an MBA with Honors from UCLA Anderson School and a BS in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University.