David Bokash

Business Advisor

Alameda County SBDC

About Me:

David Bokash has more than 20 years of management consulting, marketing, business strategy, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Information Technology (IT), engineering, and project/product management experience. Over the past few years, he has served as a consultant advising startups and established companies on product marketing, internet commerce, website development, business strategy, IT project management, and SCM.

In 2001, Mr. Bokash came to the bay area to work as a product manager at SAP Labs where he helped incorporate electronic commerce and SCM functionality into their applications. Prior to SAP, David held positions at Federal Express in the field (operations) engineering and third-party logistics. As an IT project manager for Fed-Ex Logistics and Electronic Commerce, he supervised several client implementations in both North America and Europe. As a field engineer for Fed Ex ground operations, he led several initiatives improving productivity and service and advised station management on operations strategy and tactics.

After business school, he was a consultant in the Strategic Consulting Group of Price Waterhouse, working with clients on strategic uses of IT and SCM. Prior to business school, he spent four years as a systems engineer, working on several commercial and government spacecraft programs.

Mr. Bokash holds a BS and MS in Engineering from Purdue University, and he received an MBA from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business Administration. David finished his Engineering Masters Degree as a Hughes Graduate Fellow. And before beginning his graduate studies at Purdue, he was selected by the governor of Indiana to serve a two-year term on Purdue University’s Board of Trustees.

Expertise: Operations Product Development Technology