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David L. Moore

Chairman & CEO

212-218-7901 |dmoore@mooreholdings.com

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Experienced senior operating executive, venture capital and private equity investor and transactional entrepreneur with a strong background in direct marketing and service businesses. Has held a wide range of leadership and board positions in public, private and not-for-profit organizations.
 
Currently, Mr. Moore’s business activities are centered in three key categories:  Operating Businesses, Private Equity/Venture Capital Investing, and Senior Advisory Work.  The operating businesses include majority and controlling interests in six businesses with over 400 employees and $120 million in revenue.  The private equity and venture capital activities involve personal and partnership investments in over a dozen different small and mid-sized businesses, including sourcing and evaluating deals as a partner of Trivergance Capital Partners, LLC, Sonostar Ventures and Moore Holdings.  Advisory work includes a senior advisor role to brand incubator 100 Mile Group and its founder, Jesse Itzler; board member of Spanx, Inc., Relationship Science and Young Entrepreneur Council (a member organization for start-ups and successful entrepreneurs) and
Alternative Investment Management, LLC, an independent, privately-held investment management firm, registered with the SEC.

Executive Leadership

Chairman & CEO of Moore Holdings, LLC, which owns six businesses with more than 400 employees, and invests in a variety of private firms. Previously CEO of Register.com (NASDAQ: RCOM), a business services company with 500 employees and two million small business customers, following a successful turnaround and sale to a private equity firm. Founding Partner and Chairman of Sonostar Ventures, LLC, a private equity/venture capital firm he co-founded in 1997, which invested in over 20 firms, including Marquis Jet.
 
Corporate Board Experience

 Since 2000, has served on the Boards of ten different companies, seven of them public (two NYSE and five NASDAQ).  Current Board member of Spanx, Inc. (the leading shapewear brand for women founded by Sara Blakely), Relationship Science (an online business development software and networking tool) and YEC—Young Entrepreneur Council (the leading start-up organization bringing together successful entrepreneurs).  Previously, he has served on the boards of a wide range of companies: Network Solutions, one of the largest domain registration and online small business website services companies; Chairman of Garden State Brickface, one of the largest remodeling firms in the United States, direct marketing to consumers and small businesses; Chairman of Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey, Long Island, Virginia-DC, Orange County and Los Angeles, five of the largest replacement window firms in the country and affiliates of Andersen Windows, Inc.  Former member of the Board of Directors of CBS Marketwatch.com (NASDAQ: MKTW), a leading provider of business news and financial information (company sold in January 2005 to Dow Jones), Vice Chairman of Marquis Jet, Inc., and U.S. Home Systems, Inc., the country's largest kitchen cabinet refacing company.  Other public board experience includes Lumen Technologies and Bolle Sunglasses, both public companies.  

 

Not For Profit Board Experience


Over the past ten years, extensive involvement in a wide range of educational, social service, religious and health-related organizations, including: President of the Board of Trustees, City Parks Foundation, a New York City organization that runs cultural, athletic and social activities for tens of thousands of students in over 800 NYC parks; Active Amherst College Alumnus, including Chair and Leadership Gift Chair for the Amherst College Annual Fund; President of the Society of the Alumni for Amherst;  New York Area Chairman and a member of the Executive Committee of the “Campaign for Amherst”, a $425 million fundraising campaign; Chairman of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Metro Chapter in New York City; Trustee and Co-Chair of Development for Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services ($180 million annual budget serving mental health programs for over 60,000 needy New Yorkers); Trustee and Fundraising Chair for Central Synagogue, one of the country’s largest synagogues; Chairman, T-L Youthworks (a NYC School System program); Trustee, Museum of Eldridge Street, restoring a landmark building in NYC; volunteer and tutor, East Harlem Tutorial Program.


Media 

Profiled in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times, New York Post, Newark Star Ledger and Remodeling Magazine.  Interviewed and panelist on CNBC's "Power Lunch", Fox Business, CNNfn, Business Week Magazine's "Money Talks", WNYW-TV in New York, XM Radio's "Left Jab" and for a variety of other publications and programs.
 
Awards & Publications

Honored in 2012 by City Parks with the “People and Parks Award” for making an impact on NYC’s public parks.  Honored in 2006 by Eldridge Street Project with the “Landmark Distinction Award.”  Youngest person to have been awarded Amherst's College's "Medal for Eminent Service", which he received at Commencement 2000 and recipient of the "Distinguished Service Award" in 1998 and 2001 from the college.  Recognized by Ernst and Young and Inc. Magazine as a finalist for the "Entrepreneur of the Year" Award in 1997, and was recognized as an industry leader in the "Big 50" Award sponsored by Remodeling Magazine and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.  Published pieces in the Wall Street Journal Op-Ed page (October 13, 2011); The New Yorker in the "Shouts & Murmurs" column (August 29, 2005), Vanity Fair website (VF.com), a contributor to USA Today's Money Section, and a regular guest on Business Talk Radio, a nationally syndicated drive time program. 
 
Education

Mr. Moore received a BA in Economics, magna cum laude, from Amherst College in 1978 and an MBA from Harvard University in 1980.
 
Other

In addition to his professional and charitable activities, Mr. Moore is a professional stand-up comedian.  He also lectures on the subject of using humor as a leadership and motivational tool.  He is the creator and producer of "Funny Business," a series of sold out comedy shows featuring business-themed comedy.  He has headlined at Caroline's on Broadway, and been featured in the New York Comedy Festival and the Nantucket Comedy Festival, as well as The Friar's Club, Stand-Up New York, and the Comic Strip in New York City, the Improv in Los Angeles and Bocanuts in Boca Raton, Florida.  He has performed and lectured for the Chamber of Commerce, J.P. Morgan Chase, UBS, Institutional Investor Magazine, Weil, Gotshal law firm and other corporations.  Mr. Moore resides in Manhattan with his wife and their two children.