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Dave Garvey

Principal, Practice Leader

Entrepreneurship and Ecosystems (E&E)


Dave leads Withum's Entrepreneurship and Ecosystems (E+E) Practice which is focused on entrepreneurs and the ecosystems they operate in. E+E is a first-of-its-kind practice serving entrepreneurial enterprises throughout the country while serving as an innovation center for a host of Withum's entrepreneurial activities. With a wide variety of services catering to specific industries and business situations and an approach anchored in ecosystem ethos, Withum aims to be the preferred partner to the champions of entrepreneurship.

He has over 20 years of experience working closely with entrepreneurs, investors, CEOs and CFOs. He has ten years of investment and transaction experience (VC, PE and debt) which began in the dot com days. During this time Dave earned his MBA and joined General Electric through its esteemed Commercial Leadership Program where he went on to provide debt and equity financing to entrepreneurial businesses of all kinds. Dave later found success leading professional services practices focused on high-growth companies. He helped to build market-leading practices at Deloitte and EY. In 2020, Dave founded Vanscend, a nonprofit that teaches entrepreneurship to people in recovery from addiction as well as other second chance populations. With a lifelong focus of entrepreneurs and underdogs, one of Dave's greatest gifts has been to witness over and over how entrepreneurship empowers and changes lives.