David Allen Ibsen is a growth strategist and an executive advisor, working with both emerging companies, and established brands at times of change. He is expert at go-to-market plans. positioning strategy, executive coaching, leading leadership off-sites, storytelling, brand building, identifying and articulating company culture/DNA, staff/organizational change, marketing, and audience segmentation.
By viewing challenges with an experienced, outside lens, David solves problems and accelerates change when it is time to scale and grow, while searching for investment, at product or company launch, and when the need arises to pivot in the marketplace.
For over 25 years, David Allen Ibsen has been a brand and business strategist, working with some of the world's leading organizations to address issues of positioning, pricing, products, staff and culture, distribution and marketing. He has worked with both established brands such as Lexus, Microsoft, Xerox, Ziff-Davis, Autodesk, Re/Code, Macromedia and c|net, as well as emerging companies like Fitbit, Blurb, bloomspot, Method, True Ventires, and hundreds more.
David has spent the last 18 years building a successful strategic consultancy, working with over 175 clients in a variety of industries to "solve problems and accelerate change."
In addition to his consulting practice, David writes a nationally recognized blog titled FIVE THOT (formerly "5 Blogs Before Lunch") which was acknowledged as the Best Business Blog by the prestigious Webby Awards in 2006 and 2009. David has also been recognized by the International Academy of the Visual Arts as a W3 Gold Award winner. David is often asked to speak boldly (and on a stage) on the topics of branding, marketing, advertising, social media and blogging.