Dave McMurtry

Hi, thanks for visiting my site.  I'm messing around with some open-source tools and figured this would be a good way to have people learn about, find, or contact me.

Mini Bio:

I am an experienced Silicon Valley high tech executive and entrepreneur working in Technology, Executive Management and Corporate Development / Mergers & Acquisitions.  I'm currently applying my passion for both technology and non-profits to Habitat for Humanity International where I'm the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Innovation.  Speakers bio here.

I am also an inveterate traveler/vagabond who has lived in or traveled to over 120 countries, a volunteer pilot with Doctors without Borders, an advisor to Kiva.org, an active participant with the World Affairs Council, a GED tutor at San Quentin prison, and a competitive doubles volleyball player.

At Intuit, I held a number of key roles, including product development, international operations, and corporate development - strategy, mergers and acquisitions, & business development. During a 5-year period in CorpDev, my team led transactions worth more than $1.5 billion in acquisitions to Intuit's software and technology portfolio and executed over 25 partnership deals with more than fifteen Fortune 500 companies for delivery of technology, content, and services.

More recently, as CEO of Loomia Inc, I raised $8 million in funding from leading venture capital firms and Fortune 50 companies, built the team to 25+ people, and signed significant revenue-generating deals with companies including TimeWarner, Dow Jones, Fortune, and Forbes. I remain an active board director with Loomia as well as other various companies and philanthropic ventures.

In 2009 I spent 2 months in Liberia where I raised $5M in grant aid from USAID, UNDP and UNHCR on behalf of the Liberian Economic Assistance Plan, Kiva's microfinance partner there. In addition I spent 1 month traveling throughout rural Liberia by motorcycle training LEAP staff on Kiva systems and processes, and disbursing $100,000+ in microloans to 1,500 small business entrepreneurs, an experience he captured in a documentary film you can see by clicking "watch video" to the left.

Another philanthropic passion of mine is Habitat for Humanity, such that I joined them fulltime in 2010, best seen in my 2006 six-month project in Colombia using technology to prove my theory that online communities of long-tail donors around story-centric fundraising is the next wave of evolution in providing value back to charitable donors.  In just 6 weeks we raised $200,000 - 8X what we'd projected - to build 40 houses and take 200 war refugees off the street.  It's the power of technology and the social web, not me!

If you're interested in the boring academic stuff, I'm a Stanford Sloan Fellow with a Masters of Science in Business Administration from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and a BS in Business Administration from California Polytechnic University.

I'd love to hear from long-lost friends and colleagues! And/or please contact me if you'd like to discuss any of this or if I can help you be successful in your next venture!

Some Recent Projects

Kiva Fellow in Liberia

Learn about my 2009 volunteer consulting project to create and grow Kiva.org's Microfinance presence in Liberia.
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Building a Village in Colombia

My 2006 Project to take 200 war refugees off the street, financed via leading edge social networking tools in partnership with Habitat for Humanity.