David founded Warschawski in 1996 to provide clients with the highest quality of marketing communications services.
David has been a business owner-operator and investor for more than 20 years. Today, he serves as both the CEO & Founder of Warschawski, the #1 rated U.S. marketing communications agency, and the Managing Director & Founder of W Ventures.
Warschawski has been named “U.S. Small Agency of the Year” three years in a row and has won more than 200 industry awards for its work. For 10 consecutive years, Warschawski has been ranked as one of the top 30 “Best U.S. Agencies To Work For” and one of the top 10 “Best U.S. Small Agencies To Work For,” including being named the #1 “Small U.S. Agency To Work For.” Recently, Warschawski was granted the prestigious Google Certified Agency Partner designation, and now has more than 10 certified Google Certified Analysts on staff.
W Ventures is a one-of-a-kind accelerator that combines three elements: the ability to do marketing communications work in exchange for equity, the financial backing to write large checks coupled with the connections of a VC firm, and a beautiful incubator workspace and living quarters for its founders. W Ventures focuses on high growth potential companies based in or willing to relocate to the Baltimore/Washington region.
In addition to being an avid entrepreneur and business owner, David has been an investor in numerous deals spanning early and mid-stage start-ups, real estate deals, founding completely new brands and companies, SPAC investing, and investing in publicly traded companies. He has invested in a wide range of different companies ranging from Nanotechnology, HealthTech, Defense and Cybersecurity, Sports and Fitness, Fintech, and Consumer Products among others.
Over the course of his career, David has worked with many of the leading brands in the world including: Adidas, Black & Decker, Under Armour, Verizon Wireless, USA Swimming, DEWALT, The Country of Norway, The Country of Switzerland, Dole Foods, The Athlete’s Foot, Hair Cuttery, New Balance, Topps, Century 21, Fila, Medifast, GORE-TEX, The United Way, Microsoft, Ripken Baseball, Sylvan Learning, SunTrust, The International Olympic Committee, Penguin Books, Robert Talbot, 180s, KMS, New York University’s Stern School of Business, NikeTown, Boeing, MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream, Marble Slab Creamery, IDT, Federated, UPS, Hogan Lovells, GlaxoSmithKline, Chase Manhattan Bank and Credit Suisse.
David is a published author whose works have appeared in numerous publications and who has been asked to provide expert commentary for media outlets ranging from CNBC to National Public Radio (NPR), from PBS to Germany’s highly regarded Der Spiegel to New Zealand’s biggest radio station, Newstalk ZB.
He serves as a professor for the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business, and he co-authored the book, “Building Customer Relationships Through Public Relations,” published by Aspatore Books. David has been named a “Most Admired CEO” by The Daily Record and also has been named to numerous “40 Under 40” lists.
David is a Board Member of many of the companies that W Ventures invests in and sometimes serves in the capacity of an Advisory Board Member to W Venture portfolio companies. He also serves as a Member and Advisor to NexGen Ventures. Additionally, David has served as a judge for many VC pitch competitions in the U.S. and Canada.
David, a dual U.S. and Swiss citizen, was born in Basel, Switzerland and speaks English, German and Swiss German. He is a Dean’s List graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Studio Arts.
In his spare time, David loves to coach and has coached varsity basketball and travel baseball teams. He also enjoys working out, playing squash or reading a book while relaxing in his hammock.