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Dave Lavinsky

Dave Lavinsky

Dave Lavinsky

Dave is the president of  Staffing Agency Mavericks. He is also the co-founder of Growthink, a consulting and publishing company with a track record of empowering over 1 million entrepreneurs and business owners. Dave has the expertise to help you start, grow, and sell your company.


Business Plans, Business Consulting, Capital Raising, New Venture Development, Investment Banking, Business Metrics, Sales & Marketing.

Years of Experience:

Dave has over 25 years experience starting and growing companies.


  • BS, Commerce from the University of Virginia
  • MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA

Books Published:


Dave Lavinsky is a distinguished figure in the business world, with a broad spectrum of achievements in various industries, marking him as a seasoned entrepreneur.

Dave’s passion for education and imparting wisdom shines through in his captivating guest lectures at prestigious universities. He has crafted over 500 comprehensive business plans, significantly contributing to the growth of emerging entrepreneurs and established companies alike. Dave has also shared his wealth of knowledge through writing numerous articles on entrepreneurship, consulting, and obtaining financing.

One of Dave’s standout accomplishments is his acclaimed book, “Start At The End,” published by Wiley. This publication has revolutionized business growth strategies and quickly rose to best-seller status, affirming his position as a foremost expert in his domain.

In addition to his contributions to literature, Dave has demonstrated his entrepreneurial prowess by founding and successfully exiting multiple businesses. His ventures include Emerge Juice and Nutrition Systems, a leading entity in the health and wellness industry, and Shoutmouth, an innovative social media platform tailored for the music community. Dave also oversaw Z Reporter LLC, which owned an extensive portfolio of over 3,000 niche information websites. He established TopPayingKeywords, a company renowned for its expertise in Search Engine Marketing & Optimization.

Entrepreneurs looking for motivation and guidance frequently seek out Dave, appreciating his deep experience and entrepreneurial spirit as vital tools for their success. His impact on the business world is truly significant.