Our Executive Team

Chief Executive Officer – David Shapiro

Executive Assistant – Liliana Mellor

Bookkeeper – Lisa Larson

Director of Business Development – Sarah Thomson

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.

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