David C. Linton

“David always looked out for the client's best interest, creating the trust that is critical in work like this.”


David's deep domain expertise has brought transformative value to clients participating in industries experiencing dramatic change and consolidation, including for-profit education, animal health, environmental services, and aerospace. David has also served on the Board of Directors of a number of privately held companies, in each case having also committed his personal capital; and with certain non-profit organizations where his leadership and corporate strategy skillsets have been brought to bear.

Additionally, he has a deep passion for helping the homeless obtain the necessary life and vocational skills in order to return to society as sustainable contributors. He is former Chair and Board Member of FareStart in Seattle, Washington, and served on the National Advisory Council of Catalyst Kitchens.

David received his Master of Business Administration from Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowdoin College. He has been an adjunct professor and lecturer for the University System of New Hampshire.

David lives bi-coastally in Portsmouth, NH and Mercer Island, WA with his beloved wife, Paige, who has a thriving college placement consulting practice.  He is blessed with a son and daughter, both in their late 20’s who live in the Seattle area, and great friends who join in David’s passion for being on the water (fresh and salt) and sharing a good bottle of wine.

Character Strengths

  • Honesty, authenticity, and genuineness
  • Forgiveness and mercy
  • Judgement, critical thinking, and open-mindedness
  • Perspective
  • Gratitude