David S. Chang is an award-winning entrepreneur, wealth manager, keynote speaker, and consultant. He is the Chairman and CEO of Chang Holding Company. He founded Chang Holding Company in 2010 and is based out of Honolulu, Hawaii. David is also the editor of The Art of Thinking Smart, a blog and finance column in The Star-Advertiser’s weekly Midweek with a readership of over 400,000 people.
In 2013 David was selected as Top 40 Under 40 Military by CivilianJobs.com. In 2011, Pacific Edge Magazine selected David as Young Professional of the Year. In 2010, he was selected as the Business Leader of the Year from the Pacific Business News 2010 class of Forty Under 40 in Hawaii. In 2011 he was a finalist for The Business Leadership Hawaii American Savings Bank Business Leader of the Year. He has also been selected as one of the Three Outstanding Young Persons Award by Hawaii Junior Chamber of Commerce, finalist as Top New Business of the Year by Hawaii Business News and honored by the World Chinese Venture Model Association.
David's Wealth Management Company, WealthBridge Inc., was selected as a FIVE-STAR Wealth Manager for the State of Hawaii in 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011, representing the top 4% of Wealth Managers statewide. In 2013 and 2012 WealthBridge Inc. was selected by The National Association of Board Certified Advisory Practices (NABCAP) as a Premier Advisor. In 2012, they were awarded the "Excellence in Customer Satisfaction" Talk of the Town winner, with a 4.5 out of 5 stars rating.
He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Computer Science and holds a Masters in Arts in Political Science from the University of Hawaii and a Masters in Theological Studies from Covenant Theological Seminary. In addition, David was selected as an East-West Graduate Degree Fellow and earned a Certificate of Leadership from the East-West Center. He is a guest lecturer at universities in Hawaii.
David has served in the U.S. Army as an active duty Armor and Military Intelligence Officer with the 25th Infantry Division. He is a veteran of the Global War on Terror and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He currently serves as the 29th Brigade Combat Team Intelligence Officer in the Hawaii Army National Guard.
David was elected Chairman of the Hawaii Republican Party in 2011 and 2013 and served as a member of the Republican National Committee. He was the youngest chair in the country when elected and the first Korean-American chair in the U.S. He was a super-delegate for the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. He was selected by Campaigns & Elections Magazine as Hawaii’s Top 10 Influencers of the 2012 Elections.
David is married to Beth Fukumoto Chang, an elected Hawaii State Representative for District 36 – Mililani and Mililani Mauka. She has a B.A. from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and an M.A. in American Studies from Georgetown University.
Founded in 2010, Chang Holding Company is an award-winning firm comprised of separate sub-companies, that provides quality products, services, markets and opportunities. Chang Holding Company has found success in the following areas and has now expanded with consulting and coaching entrepreneurs, small business owners, executives, professionals looking to advance their careers, and organizations at any stage. Contact us for a free business consulting and coaching consultation or to inquire about David speaking at your next event.
- Business Development, Marketing, Sales, Operations, and Logistics
- Federal and State Government Consulting and Advising
- International Business Consulting for Pan-Asia
- Wealth Management
o Retirement Planning (401k, Profit Sharing, SEP IRAs,
SIMPLE IRAs, etc)
o Financial Planning
o Investment Planning
o Insurance Planning
o Tax Planning
o Estate Planning
- Real Estate Development, Residential, Commercial, Senior Care Facilities
- Green Energy Technology Products, Development, and Sales
- International and Domestic Trade, Import/Export, Brokers, and Distributor
- Retail, Wholesale, and eCommerce Sales
- Author, Editor, Blogger, Publishing, Speaking, Coaching
Chief Editor at The Art of Thinking Smart
February 2012 - Present
Providing information, advice, and tips regarding finance, technology, health, leadership, management and more that will help people live smarter lives
State Chairman at Hawaii Republican Party
November 2011 - March 2014
Responsible for the overall day-to-day operations and financial well-being of the Hawaii State Party. Provides Party with guidance and leadership with the Party's message, branding, political and fundraising strategies, Party activities, Party development of infrastructure, and Party spokesman and liaison. Oversaw the first ever Presidential Caucus in Hawaii with over 10,000 voters. Worked with national and local fundraising contacts to raise more than triple the funds in YTD 2012 from previous years
Chairman and CEO at GreenTech Pacific LLC
January 2011 - Present
Creating superior value for our customers, employees, and communities through the delivery and sale of high quality, energy efficient technologies.
Chairman and CEO at Chang Holding Company
December 2010 - Present
Chang Holding Company is a holding company for separate sub-companies, with related, but distinct products, services, markets and opportunities:
- WealthBridge Inc: A Wealth Management Firm
- WealthBridge Real Estate: Real Estate Development and Management
- GreenTech Pacific LLC: Energy Efficient Technologies and Services
- The Art of Thinking Smart: Weekly article and blog read by 400,000 readers a week!
- Hawaii Delight: Providing high-quality Hawaii goods
- Premium eGoods: Providing premium consumer products
- Pacific Equity Capital LLC: Private Equity
- Pacific West Import/Export Hawaii: International and Domestic Import and Export
Commander Military Intelligence Company, 29th Brigade, HIARNG at Army National Guard
February 2010 - April 2012
Responsible for the supervision, training, command and control, administrative/logistical operations, and force health protection of the Company. Ensure that the B CO/29th BSTB is at the highest level of readiness in training, equipment supply, equipment readiness, personnel readiness, and property accountability, and is prepared to accomplish all assigned state and federal missions. Ensure Company meets the Battalion Commander’s intent in all training requirements and preparation for future mobilization, and synergizes the Battalion Commander's ability to plan, employ, control, and execute the 29th BSTB's assigned missions. Take care of soldiers and their families within the company, lead by example, and instill the Army Values and Warrior Ethos in the Soldiers of the B CO/29th BSTB.
President and CEO at PowerH2O
April 2009 - January 2012
Providing pure, healthy, and great tasting water that empowers the body to maximize its potential by making the body stronger, healthier, and more beautiful!
Intelligence Officer Hawaii Army National Guard at Army National Guard
February 2009 - Present
Brigade Intelligence Officer for the 29th Brigade Combat Team, consisting of over 3500 Soldiers in Hawaii, Arizona, and Guam. Responsible for directing and coordinating the collection, reporting, and dissemination of combat information and targeting data for the Brigade.
Chairman and CEO at Pacific West Import and Export
April 2008 - Present
Creating superior value for our customers, employees, and communities through the
delivery and sale of consumer products
Intelligence Officer at 25th CAB A/S2
January 2008 - December 2008
Deputy Brigade S2 for a Combat Aviation Brigade comprised of an Air Cavalry Squadron, General Support Aviation Battalion, Air Assault Battalion and Aviation Support Battalion organic to the 25th Infantry Division. Responsible for developing and coordinating precise, timely, and predictive intelligence products in both a combat and garrison environment. Responsible for the production of a weekly commanders Read Book and a monthly Aviation-centric Intelligence Update Briefing. Responsible for advising the command on Physical, Operational, Informational and Personnel Security, Force Protection, and Cultural Awareness Training. Proactively provides intelligence support and guidance to lower echelon intelligence sections enhancing combat readiness. Responsible for the professional development, training, and supervision of two officers, five NCOs, and two Soldiers in the Brigade S2 Section.
Chairman and CEO at WealthBridge Inc.
April 2007 - Present
A Wealth and Business Management Company
Giving Individuals and Small/Mid Businesses Peace of Mind with their finances and businesses.
German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge 25 West
Continuing Education Courses
Degree: Continuing Education Courses
Field of Study: Finance, Investments, Insurance
Field of Study: Financial Planning
Covenant Theological Seminary
Field of Study: Theological Studies
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Field of Study: Political Science Asian Politics
Field of Study: Leadership
United States Military Academy at West Point
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Field of Study: Economics and Computer Science
Rio Americano High School
Degree: High School
Hawaii Life and Health Insurance
Hunter Education Program
Advanced Scuba Diver
Life and Health
Hawaii Real Estate License
Proficiency: Limited Working Proficiency
The Art of Thinking Smart
Date: Oct 01, 2012
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The Art of Thinking Smart
Date: Feb 01, 2012
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