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David has been starting companies from scratch and building them into profitable enterprises for nearly 25 years. In the past 15 years, he has raised nearly $7 million in investment in his startups. He sold his first company, Chitester Management Systems, to Hill International, a public company headquartered in New Jersey. Hill is a global leader in construction management and construction litigation support. David sold his second company, RedVector.com, to a group led by the Tampa venture capital firm, Stonehenge. The company has since been sold to a private equity firm based in Philadelphia, but remains headquartered in Tampa with over 200 employees. He also founded Questamente, an online Spanish language social network, which signed up 700,000 registered users in its first year. Another recent startup, Pay Per Visit Email, an email service provider, has already been noted in national publications such as The Magill Report and Website Magazine and was a finalist for Econsultancy's Innovations in Email Marketing Award given in London in February, 2012. As Principal at Chitester Partners, LLC, David assists clients in starting new businesses from scratch. His newest venture, Florida Funders, is an online portal that connects Florida startups to accredited investors. Specialties: Business Startups, Internet Businesses, Online Marketing, Raising Capital
Chitester Partners is a consulting firm specializing in Internet business startups. Our services include assistance in all aspects of starting a new Internet based business including: formulating a business plan, preparing financial projections, raising capital, branding, marketing planning, building a website, social media setup, hiring key executives, locating facilities, implementing hardware and software, and developing and monitoring key performance indicators. Our clients are entrepreneurs who have a great idea but need assistance in starting a successful new venture from scratch. We are strong advocates of the Lean Startup movement and apply its principles and procedures to our practice in all areas.
Providing consulting services for construction litigation issues on projects throughout the world for the company that purchased Chitester Management Systems.
Started the only pay per click email marketing firm that charges clients based upon the number of email recipients who click on links in the email and visit their website, rather than number of emails sent. Signed up more than 100 clients from 20 countries in the first year.
Spanish language social network with more than 700,000 registered users in 40 countries around the world.
Active member of CEO Group 2060 in Tampa, Florida, for almost 12 years.
Online continuing education for architects, engineers, and contractors.
Construction claims consultant and expert witness testimony. Sold Chitester Management to Hill International in 2008.
Prepared construction cost estimates and schedules and provided expert witness analysis and testimony on construction claims.
Managed cost and schedule functions for engineering projects and pulp mill construction.
Prepared construction schedules and cost estimates on power plant projects.
Florida Funders, is an online portal that connects Florida startups to accredited investors.