About the Founder

Since 2001, Phimation founder Dave Haviland has focused on providing management consulting to leadership teams at Stage 2 businesses to help them clarify their business goals and strategies, improve how they market products and services, boost internal productivity and successfully leverage new business and employee opportunities.

Prior to founding Phimation in 2007, Dave served as an operations, corporate development and marketing leader at four telecom/media startups, including Startec Global Communications and Data TV Networks. Most recently, Dave was a co-founder and principal with Shepherd Advisors, which won two FastTrack Growth Awards.

Dave serves on the board of directors or advisors at several Stage 2 companies. He is also a featured blogger forCrain’s Detroit Business on matters related to business growth, speaks regularly to professional associations in Michigan, and has been actively involved with the Small Business Administration of Michigan, the Association for Corporate Growth and Ann Arbor SPARK.

Dave also contributes insight and articles on Stage 2-related topics to industry publications and is frequently quoted as a Stage 2 subject matter expert in outlets such as inc. Magazine and the American Management Association’s publications.

Sophisticated, Practical Strategy

Simple solutions for simple problems, complex thinking for complex issues.

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Organizational Clarity

Aligning the entire business and culture around a clear, common vision.

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Judgment and Wisdom

Making the right decisions…and knowing the right time to make them.

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Contact Dave

If you wish to learn more about Phimation founder Dave Haviland, or to discuss how he may partner with you to achieve organizational clarity and optimized performance, please contact us today!