Dave Lavinsky

Dave Lavinsky

Dave Lavinsky

Dave is the president of Consulting Mavericks. He is also the co-founder of Growthink, a consulting and publishing company with a track record of empowering over 1 million entrepreneurs and business owners. Dave has the expertise to help you start, grow, and sell your company.


Business Plans, Business Consulting, Capital Raising, New Venture Development, Investment Banking, Business Metrics, Sales & Marketing.

Years of Experience:

Dave has over 25 years experience starting and growing companies.


  • BS, Commerce from the University of Virginia
  • MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA

Books Published:


Dave Lavinsky – an accomplished entrepreneur with an impressive array of achievements. His expertise extends across various domains, allowing him to thrive in the world of business.

Dave’s passion for education and sharing knowledge is evident through his guest lectures at prestigious universities. Over the years, he has meticulously crafted more than 500 business plans, each contributing to the success of aspiring entrepreneurs and established companies alike. To further disseminate his wisdom, Dave has authored numerous articles focusing on entrepreneurship, consulting, and capital raising.

One of Dave’s standout achievements is his highly acclaimed book, “Start At The End.” This guide has revolutionized the approach to rapid business growth, empowering companies to transform their plans and achieve unprecedented success. Published by Wiley, it quickly soared to best-seller status.

But that’s not all – Dave boasts an impressive track record as a serial entrepreneur. He has founded and successfully sold multiple ventures, including Emerge Juice and Nutrition Systems, a leading developer and distributor of wellness products. Another creation of his is Shoutmouth, a dynamic social networking site tailored to the music industry. In the past, Dave was the proud owner of Z Reporter LLC, which boasted an extensive portfolio of over 3,000 specialized information websites. Moreover, he founded TopPayingKeywords, a renowned research data firm specializing in Search Engine Marketing & Optimization.

Dave’s wealth of experience and entrepreneurial prowess have earned him the well-deserved reputation of an authority in the field. Aspiring entrepreneurs look up to him for inspiration and guidance, recognizing his knowledge and insights as valuable resources on their path to success.