Dave Poritzky is the CEO of Envista Strategies, a boutique advisory and investment firm focusing on early-stage company growth and later-stage strategic challenges. He is also an Adjunct Professor for Business Communications at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business. Dave has also taught online Business Analytics courses at The Wharton School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Cambridge (UK) and IMD (Switzerland).
Dave served as an advisor and executive team member at News Deeply, a digital-media community platform, and spent almost a decade as part of the leadership team of Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BloombergNEF), a leading advanced-energy research and data firm that was acquired by Bloomberg LP during his tenure there. Prior to joining NEF/BNEF in 2008, Dave served as Chief Operating Officer and Director of Advisory Services at Eurasia Group, the premier political-risk research firm serving Wall Street and the corporate community. In the mid-1990s, he was Marketing Director for a supermarket joint venture in Vladivostok, Russia, where he also co-founded the fabled Vladirockstok music festival. Dave received a B.S. from Cornell University and an MBA/MA from the Wharton School and the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.