This episode features an interview with Dave Alberga, West Point class of 1984, and Board Director of GovX, Citadel Defense, and Batch. In this episode, Dave talks about his experience and training as an Infantry Officer, how he values his West Point education, and what it takes to build a billion dollar organization.
Dave has assisted in the launch of numerous start-up organizations, including their growth into large companies. He led The Active Network from pre-revenue to $480M in annual sales, and a $1 billion dollar exit for investors. Prior to Active, he served as COO of the CitySearch city guide business, helping to lead it into a successful IPO and investor exit. Dave holds an M.B.A. and an M.A. from Stanford University.
(02:01) Attending West Point and cadet experience
(17:11) Experience at IOBC and diversity at the academy
(22:25) Transitioning into the civilian world
(25:16) Takeaways from graduate school
(27:34) Value of the West Point network
(30:57) Building a billion dollar organization
(34:10) Final thoughts