David is one of a rare breed, and I can say that from having being placed by David in a role, and by having had the benefit of his expertise in filling gaps in my own sales teams. His experience, commercial savvy, knowledge and expertise in anything related to publishing or broader information provision is a given. What sets him apart, and seems to be a rare commodity these days, is his forthrightness, honesty and integrity. He won’t put you forward if he thinks the match is not right, nor will he send you lists of candidates as stocking filler who have not been vetted and their merits duly considered. He is also a true gent, and a Charlton Athletic supporter, but for the latter he can be forgiven.
- Paul Cartwright Head of Commercial Operations at Emerald Group Publishing Ltd
- Richard Brent Senior Account Manager at IHS