Wed, 7 April 2021
In this episode, Hall welcomes David J. Neff of Neon Syndicate.
Neon Syndicate is a privately held real estate and investment company run by Chelle and David J. Neff in Austin, TX, with investments in Veritas Beauty, Peace Love and Betty as well as real estate holdings.
David has 20 years of creating experiences that impact people's lives, from his work in eCommerce, marketing, and digital strategy with the American Cancer Society, to his work with consulting companies like Southwest Airlines, Pepsi, Lululemon, Dell, Office Depot, Build.com, Wolverine Worldwide, Discover Card, Jack-in-the-Box, Kingfisher, Tesco, Gatehouse Media, and tech companies like Hulu. He is also supporting/leading another recent startup acquisition as a go-to-market lead inside of Accenture for Creative Drive.
David currently works as the VP of the data-driven consulting practice at Clearhead (acquired by Accenture Interactive), and also works with Fortune 500 brands on their eCommerce, organizational strategy, and building culture. He is the author of three books, and in 2014 he was named the top person in Austin by the Austin Under 40 Awards for the Community Service and Nonprofit category.
A much-in-demand speaker and trainer, he has spoken at places like TEDx, SXSW (6x), The University of Texas, St. Edward's University, Texas State University, Social Media Club, Social Media Breakfast, The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Planned Practical Giving Conference and NTEN's national technology conference.
Outside of work you can find him gardening, advising, investing in startups, planning an amazing Halloween party, and experimenting with single-board computers and computer vision.
David shares with Hall how he sees the industry evolving and discusses some of the challenges startups face.
Music courtesy of Bensound.