Dave Paule is an experienced chief executive officer, fundraiser, marketer, writer and educator with a track record of accomplishments in strategic planning, marketing communications, product development, branding, e-commerce, and project management. He specializes in jumpstarting stagnant operations, global business turn-arounds and building green-field organizations. He is currently Senior Consultant for Our Fundraising Search, specializing in helping nonprofits survive and thrive. He is also a member of the faculty of Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson School of Business, where he teaches the Managerial Sciences curriculum.
Most recently, Dave served as the Executive Director & CEO of The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation (“The Lighthouse”), an NGO dedicated to preserving vision and hearing in Georgia and the Southeast by providing vision examinations, glasses and hearing aids to more than 25,000 uninsured and underinsured patients each year. During his tenure at The Lighthouse, he was able to professionalize the business operations of the organization after a significant financial fraud. He was also able to restore the organization to consistent, net-positive, financial performance of 5-7% annually. Most significantly, under his leadership the organization was able to make important advances in the field of optical telemedicine that enabled it to take eye care to Georgia’s underserved counties and populations.