The Peter G. Dodge Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of David Wade to its Board of Directors. David will apply his years of experience helping companies achieve their financial goals to the donor outreach activities of the Foundation. As a family member and friend to both Peter Dodge and Elizabeth Cairns, founding Board members of PGDF, David’s personal connection to PGDF is further informed by a lifelong interest in science and research gained from an undergraduate education in Biology.
David is an entrepreneur and digital media veteran with more than 17 years experience in advertising and marketing strategy. He is the founder and principal of Marvelous Advisors, a revenue consultancy for growth-stage technology and media companies. Previously, he was the co-founder and president of Popdust, a digital destination for pop music devotees, and an executive at music streaming service imeem. Active in the digital media space since the late 1990’s, he launched his career by managing national sales teams for Condé Nast (Vanity Fair, Jane) and Dennis Publishing (Maxim, Stuff, Blender, The Week). An alumnus of Appalachian State University, David resides in Los Angeles.
PGDF Executive Director Elizabeth Cairns states, “David has long been a supporter of PGDF and a source of advice and help. We reached a point where formalizing that relationship and involving him in a more tangible way was obviously the right thing for the Foundation. David brings a lot to the table in terms of experience, connections, and strategic thought. We are thrilled to have him on the Board.”