David Quackenbush is an executive with over two decades of experience leading nonprofit organizations. His expertise encompasses advocacy, strategic planning, staff and membership development, fundraising efforts as well as resource development initiatives.
He has served as President of CPSG and managed numerous IT services organizations with revenues exceeding $100MM. Furthermore, he has been actively engaged in mergers and acquisitions on both sides of the IT services equation – selling and buying sides – throughout his career.
Early Life and Education
David Quackenbush, the son of Harold and Gertrude (Stedman) Quackenbush, was born in Troy and graduated from Watervliet High School as a postman.
After college, Quackenbush earned a degree in psychology and psychoanalysis. He then went on to obtain his doctorate in childhood education.
He is an award-winning author and illustrator of juvenile fiction, nonfiction books, and biographies. With more than one hundred books under his belt – many featuring his beloved bird protagonists – he continues to inspire young readers around the world.
His most beloved series is the Miss Mallard mystery stories. His illustrations feature cartoon-like figures in black ink and gray washes that evoke circus and rodeo posters from the turn of the century.
David Quackenbush has an illustrious career in the IT industry, leading fast-growth businesses and creating successful solutions. Currently he serves as President of Gimmal Group, a full-service IT services firm.
He has extensive leadership experience with IT services organizations such as Comsys, Lante Corporation, Luminant Worldwide and BSG. Prior to joining Gimmal he served as President of CPSG – a nationally renowned consulting firm focused on Identity Management and ERP.
In addition to his professional career, he also pursues a hobby as a French horn player. He has performed with some of America’s top orchestras as well as in musical theater and jazz ensembles.
Achievements and Honors
David Quackenbush has always taken pride in his work as the son of a construction manager. He has built an organization that pays close attention to detail, ensures total transparency throughout the building process, and operates with honor and integrity.
His meticulous attention to detail and commitment have earned him a place of honor within his industry. As president of Gimmal Group, a Houston-based technology firm that provides solutions for energy and utilities, he serves as an inspiring role model.
He graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in economics. He is also a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and Alpha Lambda Delta honor societies, has served on the board of directors for multiple organizations, and has volunteered within his community through Nottingham Civic Association and Memorial Drive Methodist Church.
David Quackenbush is a successful businessman and actor with an estimated net worth of $20 million.
He enjoys spending quality time with his family and playing music. In his free moments, he loves to spend quality time outdoors exploring nature.
He enjoys listening to folk, rock, blues and soul music – drawing inspiration from artists such as Robert Plant and Chris Cornell.
He often employs “looping” when crafting his music. This technique involves recording a rhythmic loop and crafting an endlessly repeating pattern.
David William Quackenbush was born on June 21, 1965 and is an actor best known for his roles in That Darn Punk (2001), Dudes (1987) and Punk’s Not Dead (2007).
Additionally, he sings and songwriter with influences ranging from folk rock to blues soul; he has released eight albums to date.
He is a member of the Embleton Curtis Quackenbush Group at Merrill Lynch, consisting of eight brokers including John Embleton, William C. Curtis, P. Schuyler Quackenbush Jr. and Evan Georgiou who managed between $5 million to $8 million in client assets last year according to one source. According to their company biographies, they began their careers targeting aviation industry clients before working at Dean Witter Reynolds and Smith Barney before joining Merrill in 2008. Furthermore, they serve as heads of Merrill’s energy sector practice at Merrill Lynch as well.