David Worrell

An accomplished entrepreneur, author and consultant, David specializes in helping emerging companies solve tough financial and strategic issues.

Worrell is a graduate of The Ohio State University, the Sandler Sales Institute, and the E. M. Kauffman Foundation's FastTrack Entrepreneur Training program. He was twice recognized by DeLoitte & Touche as a "Fast 50" award recipient.

He has taught international business planning within the top-10 ranked MBA program at the Fisher Graduate School of International Business, in Monterey, California, and has helped dozens of entrepreneurs design, build and finance their companies.

Above all, however, Worrell is an entrepreneur. His first company, InfoQuest! International, Inc., is a telecom ASP and e-marketing company that he sold in 1999 to a Silicon Valley competitor. Subsequently, Worrell founded Monterey Venture Partners, a venture consultancy and early stage venture capital firm in Monterey California, which served the venture capital needs of fast-paced startups from 1999 to 2003. Worrell is now back in business with his brother Jim at AmeriStart, where he helps international companies break into the US market.

In between entrepreneurial endeavors, Worrell has served as Director of Corporate Development for The Chicago Tokyo Group, K.K., a Japan-based healthcare business advisory firm - his second stint with the company after spending 1991-1993 in CTG's Tokyo office.

Worrell is a regular contributor to the "Raising Money" section of Entrepreneur Magazine. David and his wife live in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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