CEO, ATV / Kevy   —  David has been an entrepreneur for over a decade. In 2001, David founded Hannon Hill, which was recognized as the 247th fastest growing company in the U.S. by Inc. magazine as part of the Inc. 500 awards. In early 2007, David co-founded Pardot, which was recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as the fastest growing technology company in 2010. Pardot was named to the Inc. 500 in 2012 coming in at number 172, and shortly thereafter Pardot was acquired by ExactTarget in one of the largest SaaS acquisitions ever of a bootstrapped company. David was subsequently named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year winner. Most recently, David founded the Atlanta Tech Village, which at 103,000 sq ft is the largest technology entrepreneur center in the Southeast.

David serves as a Director of the Buckhead Coalition, served on the board of the Atlanta chapter of the Entrepreneur’s Organization, and on the board of Venture Atlanta. A native of Tallahassee, Florida, David earned a bachelor of science degree in economics from Duke University and studied at the London School of Economics. David blogs at, tweets at (@davidcummings), and is author of the book Startup Upstart and co-author of the book Think Outside the Inbox, both available on

Cummings, David