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David Riemer

Lecturer | Executive-in-Residence, Haas School of Business

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David Riemer is an Executive-in-Residence at the Berkeley Haas Business School. He is a former ad agency President and Internet marketing executive who now works with entrepreneurs, artists and students to focus their ideas.  In short, he helps them get their story straight.  He created Box Out Industries to work with entrepreneurs and Spiral Staircase to collaborate with artists.  David is a regular speaker on innovation, entrepreneurship and storytelling throughout the Bay Area and internationally as well.

David started his career as an Assistant Account Executive at J. Walter Thompson New York and eventually became President of JWT West.  In 1998, he left advertising and brought his strategic and marketing leadership to two Internet start-ups – Quokka Sports and the FeedRoom.  He later joined Yahoo! in 2002 as VP marketing.  In various roles at Yahoo!, David led business-to-business and consumer marketing efforts across virtually all of Yahoo!’s products serving 500 million users globally.  David holds an MBA from Columbia and BA from Brown University.  He serves on the Board of the American Conservatory Theater and the Destiny Arts Center.

Academic Background
  • MBA, Columbia University (Marketing)
  • BA Brown University (Urban Studies and History)