Dave Shapiro Chief Executive Officer

Dave draws on his extensive leadership experience to mentor CEOs and business owners throughout the Puget Sound and West Coast. He helps Excell Members gain clarity, focus and breakthrough to achieve their dreams, by increasing their awareness about what is holding their company back and what will propel it to even greater heights. Through their work together, Excell Members learn concrete steps that support achieving their goals. Some of his clients hire Dave to roll up his sleeves and work alongside them to accomplish those goals.

In addition to individual work with companies from San Francisco to Seattle, Dave is currently CEO and Group Leader for his Seattle based business, Excell Puget Sound.

Some of the companies Dave has worked with through Excell include Gene Juarez, RAFN Construction, Cascade Designs and Apple Physical Therapy and Republic Services.

Prior to Excell, Dave operated several companies and has owned, sold a software and manufacturing company including:

  • a business-to-business application software development company

  • a health care products manufacturer and distributor

  • a catalogue company and distributor

  • a boutique investment bank

Dave led the program for commercializing technologies at the University of Washington, leading to companies such as Sonicare.

Dave received his BA from the University of Michigan, Masters from Denver University School of Business and JD from Lewis and Clark College. He is a past board member for NCNM, a medical school, Jewish Center of Portland and a member of the allocations committee of the Jewish Federation of Portland.

His daughters live in Portland, Oregon pursuing their professional careers and make David kvell (be proud). An active swimmer and rower, Dave lives in the Seward Park / Mt. Baker area of Seattle with the love of his life, Roni, and their two furry children, a golden doodle, Latte and King Charles Spaniel, Sylvie.

Stacey Romero Marketing, Operations & Member Services Director

In her multiple roles at Excell Puget Sound, Stacey facilitates the preparation for each group’s events and supports group leaders and members.  She also manages the Excell website and social media, and creates announcements for upcoming programs. Stacey is that one person that everyone says they want in a tough situation. She makes things happen and never breaks a sweat. Her goal is to make sure that our members can focus on their CEO Retreat, have fun and get value. Stacey not only has a lot of hats, but she wears them well, including within her past roles as a community organizer, technology implementer, language access agency coordinator, immigrant advocate, union internal organizer, and interpreter.

Previous employers include OneAmerica…With Justice For All, Community Health Care in Pierce County, Tacoma Community House, and the Washington Federation of State Employees.  She has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Fair Housing Center of Washington since 2013.

A Tacoma resident for the past twelve years, Stacey lives with her husband and an audacious but affectionate cat. She enjoys vegan cooking and claims the pressure cooker is the kitchen appliance that she can’t do without. A dream for her future includes traveling North America by electric RV!

Lori Eagle Member Relations and Bookkeeping

Lori Eagle, brings to Excell, her passion for clarity and a desire to develop value for our Members. For over 15 years, Lori has provided freelance QuickBooks accounting, project management and event planning to nonprofit organizations, small businesses and private households in the Pacific Northwest.

Lori has a B.A. in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. She also enjoys being a companion to the elderly and walking dogs. In her spare time, Lori has been known to moonlight as an intrepid world traveler, foodie extraordinaire and master puzzler with her husband, Peter. Lori splits her time between Kirkland, WA and Manzanita, OR.

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