David Moore is an experienced senior operating executive and transactional entrepreneur with a strong background in direct marketing and service businesses. Throughout his career, he has held a wide range of leadership and board positions in public, private and not-for-profit organizations.
Until recently, he served as CEO of Register.com (NASDAQ: RCOM), a business services company with 500 employees and one million small business customers. He is currently Chairman of Moore Holdings, LLC, which owns six businesses, has over 200 employees and invests in a variety of private firms. He was formerly Chairman of Sonostar Ventures, LLC, a private equity/venture capital firm he co-founded in 1997. He is currently a significant investor in and active partner in Sonostar Capital Partners, LLC, Sonostar Ventures’ successor fund. Mr. Moore was also recently a member of the Board of Directors of CBS Marketwatch.com (NASDAQ: MKTW), a leading provider of business news and financial information (company sold in January 2005 to Dow Jones). Until early 2004 he was Vice Chairman of Marquis Jet, Inc., an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway’s NetJets. He served as Chairman of the Board of U.S. Home Systems, Inc., the country’s largest kitchen cabinet refacing company, and he is the Chairman of Garden State Brickface, one of the largest remodeling firms in the United States, direct marketing to consumers and small businesses. Over the past ten years he has served on the Boards of ten different companies, seven of them public (two NYSE and five NASDAQ).
In the not-for-profit sector, Mr. Moore has been involved in a wide range of educational, social service, religious and health related organizations, including: Co-Chair and Leadership Gift Chair for the Amherst College Annual Fund; President of the Society of the Alumni for Amherst; National Special Gifts Chair and a member of the Executive Committee of the “Campaign for Amherst”, a $270 million fundraising campaign; Chairman of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Metro Chapter in New York City; Trustee, City Parks Foundation, a New York City organization that runs cultural, athletic and social activist for tens of thousands of students and helps maintain 28,000 acres of NYC parks; Trustee and Fundraising Chair, Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services ($140 million annual budget serving mental health programs for over 60,000 needy New Yorkers); Trustee and Fundraising Chair for Central Synagogue, one of the country’s largest synagogues; Chairman, T-L Youthworks (a NYC School System program); Trustee, Eldridge Street Project, restoring a landmark building in NYC.
Mr. Moore was recently published in The New Yorker in the “Shouts & Murmurs” column. He has been a regular contributor to USA Today’s Money Section, and is a weekly guest on Business Talk Radio, a nationally syndicated drive time program. Mr. Moore has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times, New York Post, Newark Star Ledger and Remodeling Magazine, and has been interviewed on CNBC’s “Power Lunch”, CNNfn, Business Week Magazine’s “Money Talks”. WNYW-TV in New York, XM radio’s “Left Jab”, and for a variety of other publications and programs. Mr. Moore has also been recognized by Ernst & Young and Inc. Magazine as a finalist for the “Entrepreneur of the Year” Award in 1997, and was recognized as an industry leader in the “Big 50” Award sponsored by Remodeling Magazine and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. He received a “Distinguished Service Award” from Amherst College in 1998 and 2001, and he is the youngest person to have been awarded the College’s “Medal for Eminent Service”, which he received at Commencement 2000.
In addition to his professional and charitable activities, Mr. Moore is a professional stand-up comedian and he lectures on the subject of using humor as a leadership and motivational tool. He is the creator and producer of “Funny Business,” and “The Blue Blazer Comedy Tour” a series of sold out comedy shows featuring business themed comedy. He has headlined at Caroline’s on Broadway and in the New York Comedy Festival, and been featured at The Friar’s Club, Stand-Up New York, and the Comic Strip in New York City, the Improv in Los Angeles and Bocanuts in Boca Raton, Florida. He has performed and lectured for the Chamber of Commerce, JPMorgan Chase, UBS, Institutional Investor Magazine, Weil, Gotshal law firm and other corporations.
Mr. Moore received a BA in Economics, magna cum laude, from Amherst College in 1978 and an MBA from Harvard University in 1980. He resides in Manhattan with his wife Lori and their two children.