Coming from a soccer playing family, David has been playing soccer since 4-years old. As a teenager, he played for Clifton High School’s varsity team, which won the State Championship in 1994 with a 22-0-1 record and was ranked 3rd nationally.
David was First Team All-State and received a full scholarship to play for The College of Saint Joseph. His college success ultimately translated into successful professional soccer stints in Portugal with Rio Avenue Football Club and in Argentina for Chacarita Juniors.
Since hanging up his boots, David also coached soccer and have been a scout and professional soccer trainer for various schools and academies.
Even though soccer is his life, David also has an extensive background in finance and business, as well as Marketing. He worked at Morgan Stanley and Smith Barney, specializing in International Wealth Management, with a focus on South America and Europe, as well as in the Interactive Marketing Department of CBS, covering the top radio markets.
David has expertise in Marketing, Public Relations, Brand/Image Development and Business Management. He also has extensive experience in Talent Management and consults for top Entertainment Companies in NYC.
One of David’s biggest highlights was being part of the organizing committee for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. He was part of the media team stationed in Cape Town, South Africa. During his time there, giving out soccer balls to the underprivileged children, he decided to continue his charitable efforts by establishing Just Live Soccer, an organization dedicated to help underprivileged children through the beautiful game of soccer.
He was also an American liaison for Major League Soccer (MLS) and Soccer United Marketing (SUM) to any Latin American international soccer team that played in the United States.
David is also very fortunate to have survived his evacuation from Tower Two during the tragic 9/11 attack and has been inspired to share his story throughout the nation. He regularly speaks to various audiences about his survival and how he has used soccer to help cope with the aftermath.