David Ladouceur, Managing Director, is an operating executive technologist. He has been involved in the successful commercialization and delivery of high technology, innovative concepts and venture capital based companies for over 25 years.
Growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana, Mr. Ladouceur holds Bachelor's of Science Degree in Computer Science from the University of New Orleans. He is the recipient of the United States’ highest engineering award, the National Medal of Technology, 1991, as a member of the Pegasus Rocket Team.
Mr. Ladouceur specializes in taking a vision, an idea or a concept and turning it into a sustainable business, whether a startup or high growth company, where speed of execution, human and monetary capital can be maximized to create value and an excellent ROI. He is a hands-on manager who brings a no-nonsense, well-enameled leadership style with in-depth operating and management development experience required to create value and sustainable growth. When not creating shareholder value, he treasures and nurtures his family, four children and the great Rocky Mountain lifestyle.
What do you like most about your profession?
I am a product and business architect, someone that like to create, solve and imagine. An engineer at heart, needs to understand how it works and why it works. A team builder and mentor, not afraid to get to work and produce results.
What questions do clients most commonly ask you? How do you respond?
How do you know or stay up with so many topics. Besides my family, my life is absorbing information in a way that looks to the future, not the past or the present. I like to discuss where markets, trends and people or going. Very immersed in the meanings of social media, the resurgence of small business and the empowerment of a global village with mobile technology providing education to far more than possible.
Describe a recent client engagement or project.
I worked on a roll-up in Oil Field Services, taking two disjointed companies, one far better positioned and managed and another one sun-setting owners and created a win-win proposition to create a new company roll-up with tremendous potential to expand, grow and monetize everyone's hard work and investments.
What are 3 attributes you need to be successful in your industry?
Honest, Smart, and High Integrity
What are the most important things to consider when hiring a service provider in your field?
Do they get you, do they get your business, do you you trust them, are you ready to listen.
How are you different than others in your profession?
I am a generalist with excellent reach globally, locally, and with operating experience, start-up experience and growth experience that gives me a level-set highly uncommon in consulting services.
What are your biggest professional influences (books, mentors, events)?
I follow many mentors online but none strike me as perfect, I blend what I read with what I see and make my own opinions.
How do you typically handle disagreements with clients?
I look towards what *exactly* is causing the problem. A lot of times it is not the argument, but perhaps the underlying risk the client has to take to make the decision. With proper planning and steps, the risks can be mitigated to a point, but in the end you have to push off the side of the pool and swim.
Describe your proudest professional accomplishment.
Being a member of the Pegasus rocket team, a space shuttle team, and other projects that came to fruition are far better than any awards or trophies. The stories last a lifetime.
VP of OFS Development at Petro Lucrum, Inc.
December 2013 - Present
I am working on Buy/Sell side mandates in Oil Field Services. PLC is a Family Office and works with other Family Offices, funds, strategic buyers and related to explore synergies with oilfield service companies. We are seeking companies interested in acquisitions, divestitures, M & A, financing or investment capital (equity or debt). If you have any needs in these areas, please send me a line and we can open up a discussion.
Managing Director & Lead Advisor (COO/CTO) at New Dimension Equity Partners
October 2013 - Present
New Dimension looks for opportunities that can benefit it's core value and mission -- People -- Planet -- Prosperity. Medical Technology, Information Systems, New Media, Internet and Mobile as well as energy projects can fit this model rather nicely. Whether Buy-Side, Sell-Side or Advisory. Provide strategic assistance to executive teams of early - mid stage companies. Act as an independent advisory on issues ranging from technology, finance, marketing and exit strategies.
Managing Director, COO at Elite Soccer Alliance
January 2013 - Present
Elite Soccer Alliance is a private company that will bring a Soccer lifestyle experience to North America based on the fundamentals of quality, superb facilities and strong ties to global partners bringing the value of a huge developing player population to a refined European market and bringing opportunity for European players to experience North America, in training, rehabilitation and education.
Chairman of Board, CTO at Neon Mobile
August 2012 - Present
Neon-Mobile is giving small and medium size business powerful customer facing tools and an immersive mobile presence for a fraction of the cost of developing stand-alone applications. Neon’s patent pending approach creates lasting brand loyalty through the use of high quality 3D interactive models using a combination of brand imagery and building facades creating an immersive user experience that links to the highest quality customer facing applications needed to provide content, promotion, sales and build brand loyalty through customer facing tasks.
Touch-friendly, no application store visit required, Neon’s ground breaking approach extends to the back office providing an instant real-time snapshot of the overall business’ customer interactions while maintaining all company information in a simple and easily managed data repository, where the data is published in real-time, can never get stale and is only allowed to be copied by permission, providing the consumer with always the freshest information possible.
I am a co-founder and architect of the technology, business model and market approach.
Managing Director, COO & CTO at ProVantage Capital Partners
December 2009 - September 2013
Managing Director, COO/CTO of ProVantage Capital Partners, a Private Equity firm focused on making investments in fast growth companies with powerful intellectual property, technology and service innovation. My responsibilities included development of the PPM, fund marketing materials, and other related legal documents including all aspects of technology including web-site development and business processes, created the due diligence and intake business processing systems, performed due diligence on portfolio companies and was a member of the investment committee.
Chairman at Idaptic, Inc
May 2009 - May 2011
The company, founded by industry veterans has developed a paradigm shifting method to the administration and execution of business process management (BPM). Their revolutionary approach combines the power and flexibility of spreadsheets, document management, workflow and collaboration into a visual web 2.0 framework, enabling the business user to build and integrate complex business processes in hours vs. months. This game changing technology has applications in a variety of industries that have slogged through years and millions of dollars of complicated and failed back office implementations. Initial demand has exceeded forecasts and patents are under development to protect this new approach to BPM.
Founder CTO & COO at Greenfly America
June 2006 - August 2013
GreenFly America "GreenFly" is a patented technology and FCC licensed operator and platform to deliver advanced communication systems that change the cost, performance and efficiency of communications today. We have developed a state of the art roaming platform through an industry partnerhsip that can leverage our platform and approach for incident management, as well as a paradigm shifting model of private social networks with advanced applications.
Dave is the inventor of the technology and architect of the system and approach.
Chief Operating Officer at SkillSurvey, Inc.
April 2004 - December 2005
Took a mom & pop consulting Human resources practice $500K / annual, restarted and retooled it to venture fundable business model. Raised $2.7M in funding and is viable today.
Chief Technology Officer at Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC
October 2000 - March 2001
Remained as the Chief Technology Officer of the company until it was transitioned to the new management team.
Advisor and Mentor at Graphic Software, LLC
May 1989 - September 2013
Private Company that works with entrepreneurs that have the drive, passion and innovation needed to create a successful enterprise. We help mold the business into a viable operating force that can command market attention and achieve their ambition. We focus on formation, technology, vision, capital acquisition and operations. Company has been transitioned into New Dimension Equity Partners above.
University of New Orleans
Field of Study: Computer Science
National Medal of Technology
Issuer: United States
Date: Aug 01, 1991
The Pegasus Team: Orbital Sciences Corporation and Hercules, Inc. For their invention, development, and production of the Pegasus rocket, the world's first privately developed space launch vehicle, that has opened the door to greater commercial, scientific and defense uses.
New Dimension Equity Partners SRI Technology Fund
Publication: New Dimension Equity Partners
Date: Jan 31, 2014
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