David Mitroff, Ph.D. is a business consultant, marketing expert, keynote speaker and author who has held numerous consultative positions for diverse organizations such as LexisNexis, United Healthcare, U.S. Department of Justice, Providian Financial, Nordstrom, Limited Brands, Constant Contact, Ben & Jerry’s and the YMCA. David brings to the SBDC his experiences as the Founder and Chief Consultant of Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc. through which he provides business consulting and marketing services to create brand awareness, strengthen customer loyalty and generate new opportunities. David works with a diversity of clients in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond such as restaurants and retail specialty stores, franchises, professional services firms, start-ups and individual entrepreneurs.
Dr. Mitroff leverages his extensive professional and educational background, including a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology to motivate people to create change, while understanding the psychology behind business and marketing decisions. David is an active member, on the executive board, or advisory committees for several organizations. He continually collaborates with several consultant groups, merchant associations, and charities to best serve the community. David brings a deep knowledge of the entire San Francisco Bay Area marketplace and is a fourth generation San Franciscan who is proud to have been born in San Francisco. David is a sought-after speaker on a wide range of topics from Social Media Management to the Psychology of Marketing and through his consulting, lectures, training, and keynotes has educated more than 35,000 business owners.
Dr. Mitroff is an Instructor at the University of California, Berkeley for the International Diploma Program and teaches courses in marketing, entrepreneurship and Innovation. David has also taught at General Assembly, John F. Kennedy University and 15+ other colleges in addition to conducting 100’s of workshops for the Small Business Development Centers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Expertise: BUSINESS STRATEGY Marketing