A successful entrepreneur, Dave has started, managed and sold companies, completed mergers and acquisitions, introduced new concepts and technologies, held executive positions and in general helped bridge the gap between the left and right brains as they apply to business.
After nearly a decade of banking and sales experience, Dave founded Typeworks in 1976, a typographic supplier serving designers, ad agencies and corporate clientele. He grew the business from an idea to the largest in Houston, eventually acquiring competitors, opening locations in other cities and advancing on to desktop publishing and digital pre-press. In 1994, his business was the first digital printing press installation in Southwest, and soon grew to include computer-based learning and digital asset management. Characters, as it was then known, was one of the largest companies of its type in the country when he sold it to AdPlex Printing of Houston in 1997 and took an executive-level position within the company.
In 2001, Dave co-founded Edge Creative Strategies, a custom marketing and advertising boutique, where clients benefited from his decades of experience in marketing, advertising, printing technology and business development. Then in 2004, after 30 years of helping others solve critical and complex professional problems, he founded Steitz Partners so he could direct his full attention to a wider variety of business challenges.
A graduate of the University of Houston's College of Business, Dave has lived in Houston since 1968. He currently resides in the Historic Heights District with Sandy, his wife of over forty years. He has two adult sons, Conrad & Matt, and two grandsons, Wyatt and Benton.