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Biography of David W. Olson


David W. Olson is the President of Walton Consulting, Inc., a management consulting firm he founded in 2001 providing CEO Business Coaching on Strategy, Culture and Leadership for small to mid-market organizations.

Prior to starting Walton Consulting, David transitioned into the field of strategy consulting in 1998 with a boutique firm out of Princeton, NJ. He has worked with more than 70 organizations in over 40 industries providing expertise as a C-Level business advisor in strategic planning, sales management, marketing strategy, executive recruiting, corporate culture, leadership team facilitation, compensation plan design, human resources and general business management practices.

David is a Managing Partner and Publisher of Network Magazine, a high-end leader driven B2B magazine. He is the founder of the Business & Wine Forum, a high-level leadership/networking venue created to bring top leaders together in an environment to learn and converse about relevant business topics and fine wines. He is also a Founder Member of Synatus, a broad based, multi disciplined, global consulting firm of experienced Senior Consultants.

David was born and raised in the Bethlehem, PA. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of South Carolina. He currently serves on the board of the Allentown Industrial and Commercial Development Authority and the Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board. He was appointed by the Mayor of Allentown to serve as a member of the Blue Ribbon Committee and to Direct and Project Manage the city's 250th Celebration. He previously has served on the board of Allentown Economic Development Corporation as an ACIDA representative, served on Allentown Ahead Marketing & Public Relations Committee, and volunteered at his church, Faith Church, as the Director of Men's Ministry and the Chairman of their Capital Campaign. He has also served as a board member of the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra, Priority One Foundation, FCCI regional council, and committee member of Young Life. He has been a regular teacher and speaker for various local businesses, universities and non-profit ministries and regular presenter at Lehigh University's internationally renowned Global Village. He now lives with his wife Michelle and daughter Jackie in Allentown, PA.

Speaking Topics:

  • The 7 I’s of Leadership
  • Managing Millennials
  • Strategic Ingredients for Driving Growth
  • Keys to Successful Entrepreneurship
  • 7 Traits of Great Business Leaders
  • Corporate Culture 101
  • Employee Recognition 101
  • Management EQ: The Path to Higher Engagement

Industries he has served are as follows:

  • Advertising
  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Assisted Living
  • Automotive
  • Aviation Services
  • Blended Learning Training
  • Call Center
  • Commercial Construction
  • Commercial Goods Distribution
  • Commercial Lighting Distribution
  • Engineering Consulting
  • Equipment Rental
  • Fertilizer Manufacturing
  • Financial Services
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Government
  • Health Supplements
  • Healthcare Research
  • Home Building & Land Development
  • Home Construction Products
  • Human Trafficking Prevention
  • Material Handling & Logistics
  • Medical Supply
  • Metallurgical
  • Non-Profit Ministries
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Plastics Manufacturing
  • Property Management
  • Publishing
  • Railroad
  • Software Development
  • Steel Manufacturing
  • Storage & Moving
  • Time Management
  • Web Commerce