Dave Watkins


IT Services

Business Solutions

David Watkins is an analyst and strategist dedicated to helping companies evaluate their current staff and business practices in order to create efficiencies, streamline processes, and increase productivity while simultaneously building a stronger, happier workforce—resulting ultimately in greater business profits. Along with his own skills, Dave has nurtured an extensive network of professionals which he may bring to the table to help businesses solve problems both large and small. From tech writers to full service development shops, Dave not only offers his expertise and skill, but those of others he respects and trusts.

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Dave’s core competencies include business services, information technology, and organizational leadership. He has also launched and managed several successful consulting companies. With more than 30 years of experience in the fields of Finance, IT, Real Estate, Insurance, Telecommunications, Investment, and Hospitality, Dave brings an innate ability to nurture successful relationships and drive business growth.

Dave’s clients respect his candor, dedication, and attention to detail. Whether his client is a large real estate developer, a high net worth individual, or a small, start-up business owner, Dave remains focused on each client’s unique needs and delivers results that are professional, insightful, and timely.

Prior to starting Periapt Consulting, Dave was Managing Director for Paradigm Global Investment, LLC. There, he spearheaded the company’s IT efforts while developing cash flow analytics for fixed income funds up to 60 million USD. Prior to that, Dave spearheaded the successful technical integration of two domestic insurance companies as VP & Director of IT for Safeco Select Insurance Services, which was purchased by Assurant Specialty Property.

Dave holds an Executive MBA from the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business and a BS in Management from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He currently lives in Southern California with his wife and two daughters, and spends much of his free time managing the Haiti ministry with his wife, currently working to raise funds for a private school to provide local sustainability.