David Niles is President of G100 Companies and Chief Executive Officer of SSA & Company. He currently sits on the board of Leading Edge Aviation, a portfolio company of Vance Street Capital, and Heritage Environmental Services. He is an investor in private companies and venture capital funds. David is Chairman of the board of the Deming Center for Quality and Competitiveness at Columbia Business School and is a member of the Gotham Chapter of YPO.
David has extensive experience in building businesses as a strategic advisor, private equity investor, and operating executive. Previously, David was a Partner at Castling Group, a management consulting firm and private equity fund with offices in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Prior to Castling, David was a member of Booz, Allen and Hamilton's Media and Entertainment Practice, where he worked on numerous strategic and growth-related initiatives.
David also has extensive experience with corporate operations, having run corporate development efforts for a division of Bertelsmann AG and having served as a Senior Advisor to the CEO of the Signature Group, a $1B membership-services company now owned by GE Capital. David started his career as an Account Executive with Ogilvy and Mather, where he led marketing programs for American Express. He has contributed to AdAge, Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, and other publications. He holds an MBA with distinction from Columbia Business School and a BA from the University of Virginia.