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David Carmell

Founder at DEALROCKiT LLC

Chicago, United States

David Carmell is the founder of DEALROCKiT.com, the breakthrough new digital marketplace and membership community that makes it easy to fund and scale your business, practice, or next act. David is a passionate entrepreneur and serial acquirer who felt there had to be a better way for the small business ecosystem (current and prospective small business buyers, sellers, owners, investors, aspirers, and providers) to accelerate transactions, fast-track growth, and navigate change. He recognized finding a better way required building something new. One that fortifies individuals and ecosystems alike - making access and opportunity available to more people and businesses than ever before.

With that in mind, David set out to create a self-driving "I can take it from here" solution that revolutionizes business development and connects business stakeholders in unprecedented ways. DealRockit's marketplace platform accelerates interactions and transactions that save time and ROCKiT growth for paid and invited members. Using proprietary membership and matching features, DealRockit transforms how individuals, firms, and enterprises alike connect, collaborate and close. DealRockit was designed to be a powerful growth engine that pulls others with it.

David is an attorney, entrepreneur and president of both DealRockit and the strategic management firm, CSuite Advantage. He advises family businesses and enterprises across diverse industries including building supply, real estate, SaaS, distribution, remanufacturing, logistics, automotive, transportation and professional services.

As a business owner who has both "sat in the chair" and acquired and diligenced numerous businesses, David is a recognized innovator who has appeared in the Huffington Post, USA Today, Inc Magazine, Black MBA, The Entrust Group and RealEstate Business for his expertise on leadership, strategy, growth, business ownership, family business and transition and transaction optimization.

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Chicago, Illinois USA
Speaking Topics: Innovation, Disruption, Growth, Customer Experience, Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship

David CarmellPoints
Academic0
Author11
Influencer17
Speaker6
Entrepreneur120
Total154

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Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Technology
Theatre: Global
Last Media Interview: 05/15/2020

Areas of Expertise

Business Strategy 30.41
Change Management 30.20
Culture
Customer Experience 48.10
Design Thinking
Digital Disruption
Digital Transformation
Emerging Technology 30.36
Entrepreneurship 38.49
Fintech 31.06
Innovation 39.19
InsurTech
Leadership 30.30
Open Innovation
Startups 45.71
AI 30.13
COVID19 31.52

Industry Experience

Automotive
Building Materials, Clay & Glass
High Tech & Electronics
Manufacturing
Metal Products
Professional Services
Travel & Transportation
Wholesale Distribution

Publications

8 Article/Blogs
The Face of Business Inclusion in a Post COVID-19 World
Coruzant Technologies
May 18, 2020
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines inclusion as “the act of including: the state of being included”. Thus, by its very definition those not included are excluded and herein lies the rub. For the financial and service sectors, and greater society, solving the inclusion/exclusion problem has profound implications for how we emerge from the pandemic and transition effectively to the COVID-19 economy.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Innovation, Startups, COVID19

What do Avocados have in common with Amazon, External Partnerships and Ecosystem Investing?
LinkedIn
February 11, 2020
"What do Avocados have in common with Amazon, External Partnerships and Ecosystem Investing?" is my latest article. Yesterday, in Business Development: The New Frontier for Customer Acquisition & Client Engagement https://lnkd.in/eYgHWEG, I examined how ecosystem investing (EI) and external partnerships were the way forward for large firms and enterprises to be forces for good, rainmakers and innovators. A way to be at the epicenter of accelerating transactions, fast-tracking growth and navigating change. Today, in a shorter piece, I highlight the works of Merkle’s Janine Flaccavento and Danielle Waller. Both Flaccavento and Waller bring to light the vast opportunities external partnerships and business ecosystems can bring to your business and relationships. I encourage you to read on and learn more. Thank you!

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Tags: Customer Experience, Entrepreneurship, Innovation

Business Development: The New Frontier for Customer Acquisition & Client Engagement
LinkedIn
February 10, 2020
What if there was a simple way of taking business development and stakeholder value to a whole new level? A way for large firms and enterprises to be forces for good, rainmakers and innovators. A way to be at the epicenter of business ecosystems by accelerating transactions, fast-tracking growth and navigating change. DealRockit’s new breakthrough digital marketplace and business development technology, ecosystem investing (EI), does just.

Feel free to send the article to colleagues, decision-makers and contacts in insurance, law, banking, accounting, SaaS, financial services and other professions looking for that silver bullet to save time and ROCKiT growth and innovation. Thank you. Your help and support are very much appreciated.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Entrepreneurship, Startups

Facebook's Quick Guide to AI is Fascinating
LinkedIn
December 05, 2019
Artificial intelligence (“AI”) is playing a larger role in our lives and conversations. Much has been written and discussed but few cut through the noise and pretense as well as WIRED’s senior AI writer Will Knight. Check out my review of Knight’s recent piece Facebook's Head of AI Says the Field Will Soon ‘Hit the Wall ’ in Facebook's Quick Guide to AI is Fascinating

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Tags: AI, Entrepreneurship, Innovation

No Silver Bullet for Small Commercial Carriers. UNTIL NOW.
LinkedIn
August 27, 2019
Caribou Honig, cofounder InsurTech Connect, sees new companies from outside the industry coming to insurance, law, and other professions with fresh business models that give firms the ability to offer new products with far reaching capabilities and benefits to customers for free. These firms, like DealRockit, not only want to help you succeed but will also help align and grow your ecosystem in a hurry. Honig says these are the ones to get close to and pounce on “because that’s where the action is really going to happen.”

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Tags: Customer Experience, Innovation, Startups

Tick-Tock the Boss is on the Clock - Devising an Exit Strategy for Small Business Owners
The Entrust Group
September 10, 2015
I am often asked by business owners about succession and exit planning. The harsh reality is that the landscape is littered with leaders and owners who chose – yes chose – to imperil their legacy and family’s security. Some failed to change and sought refuge in denial and inertia. Others convinced themselves that they had changed or that everyone else needed to change. Regardless of the circumstances, this is the time to demonstrate change leadership by being visible and supportive while taking a step back in the planning and leading the implementation.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

Why Jamie Dimon Has a Better Prognosis Than Owners of Closely Held Businesses
HuffPost
July 06, 2014
The business world has been abuzz with succession speculation at JPMorgan Chase following the jaw-dropping announcement that its leader, Jamie Dimon, has throat cancer. Fortunately, in Mr. Dimon’s own words, it appears the cancer has been caught in time with the future prognosis being “excellent” — both for Mr. Dimon and succession at JPMorgan Chase. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the state of succession at most closely held businesses. If succession was a disease, it would be moved to the top of the critical list. The situation is that bad.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Entrepreneurship

What We Can Learn from Mary Barra’s C-Suite
HuffPost
June 27, 2014
Bankruptcy, like growth, masks ills. Mary Barra, the embattled CEO of GM, knows this all too well. She has staked both her future and GM’s on changing corporate culture. Yet, in the wake of more recalls, hostile congressional committees and the bombshell Valukas Report, Ms. Barra must recognize that even rougher days are ahead if she chooses to stay the course. It’s time for Ms. Barra to become Mary, Mary Quite Contrary.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Leadership

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DealRockit Launches New Digital Marketplace Aimed to Build and Scale Businesses
Yahoo Finance
May 12, 2020
DealRockit, a membership-based multi-marketplace optimization software solution that offers the tools for enterprises, entrepreneurs and potential investors to buy, sell, scale and invest in businesses, announced its official launch today. The cloud-based digital marketplace uses proprietary technology to connect like-minded individuals and businesses in a one-stop-shop for customer acquisition and business development.

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Breakthrough Digital Marketplace and Business Development Platform
DealRockit.com
December 31, 2019
DealRockit is the breakthrough business development product revolutionizing how firms invest in their ecosystem to ROCKiT growth and client value. It’s fast, easy and does all the hard work for you, making firms and the businesses and clients they invite more transactional, loyal, and engaged.

DealRockit is more than a business for sale, capital matching site. We are a comprehensive customer engagement, business development solution that combines the best of innovative technology with human experience, allowing firms to offer free products with far reaching capabilities and benefits to clients, prospects, and business/referral partners

McKinsey confirms lack of innovation funding by large enterprises is a big problem. Many firms due to their sheer size have been unable to innovate enough internally to elevate client offerings, until now.

Investing in a DealRockit Private Label, Enterprise, or Power Player Membership program is innovation funding on steroids, further distinguishing your firm and leaving competitors at a significant disadvantage.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Entrepreneurship

No Silver Bullet for Small Commercial Carriers. UNTIL NOW.
LinkedIn
August 27, 2019
Caribou Honig, cofounder InsurTech Connect, sees new companies from outside the industry coming to insurance, law, and other professions with fresh business models that give firms the ability to offer new products with far reaching capabilities and benefits to customers for free. These firms, like DealRockit, not only want to help you succeed but will also help align and grow your ecosystem in a hurry. Honig says these are the ones to get close to and pounce on “because that’s where the action is really going to happen.”

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Tags: Customer Experience, Innovation, Startups

1 Influencer Award
Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Customer Experience
Thinkers360
December 17, 2019
Here’s the Thinkers360 leaderboard for the top 50 global thought leaders and influencers on Customer Experience for December 2019. Congratulations to all our thought leaders and experts who participated!

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Tags: Customer Experience

4 Media Interviews
A Top Customer Experience Influencer Develops the Next Big Business Development Platform with CEO David Carmell
Coruzant Technologies
May 18, 2020
DealRockit CEO and Founder, David Carmell, joins Coruzant Technologies for the Digital Executive podcast. He explains how his new technology platform is going to transform how you grow and scale your business in an era of rapidly changing digital business practices and customer expectations.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Innovation, Startups

A new idea to bring small businesses and investors together efficiently
Strategies and Ideas U.S. Businesses
June 02, 2019
We invited David Carmell, CEO of DealRockit into the studio to share how small businesses and investors can be matched. David invented DealRockit to accelerate interactions and transactions that create growth and exceptional outcomes.

DealRockit is the digital marketplace and membership community that's revolutionizing how the small business ecosystem (current and prospective small business buyers, sellers, owners, investors, aspirers, and providers) interact and transact worldwide. In today's fast-paced, ever changing business landscape, DealRockit makes it easy for individuals and enterprises alike to buy, sell, scale, and invest in small businesses and practices.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Innovation, Startups

The Art of Leadership: Great Leaders Ask 'Why?'
Black MBA Magazine Summer 2014
June 27, 2014
Several thought leaders were interviewed by the author, Robin Farmer, to address the art of corporate leadership and answer the questions of why -- why leaders succeed, fail or stand head and shoulders above the rest. Interesting read and terrific insights into the subject from a cross section of experts and insiders.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

Are airlines right to change their miles programs?
USA Today
March 03, 2014
Christopher Elliott of USA Today asked several Customer Experience and Airlines experts their thoughts on airline loyalty programs.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Customer Experience, Leadership

1 Podcast
A new idea to bring small businesses and investors together efficiently
Strategies and Ideas U.S. Businesses
June 02, 2019
We invited David Carmell, CEO of DealRockit into the studio to share how small businesses and investors can be matched. David invented DealRockit to accelerate interactions and transactions that create growth and exceptional outcomes.

DealRockit is the digital marketplace and membership community that's revolutionizing how the small business ecosystem (current and prospective small business buyers, sellers, owners, investors, aspirers, and providers) interact and transact worldwide. In today's fast-paced, ever changing business landscape, DealRockit makes it easy for individuals and enterprises alike to buy, sell, scale, and invest in small businesses and practices.

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Startups

2 Webinars
A new idea to bring small businesses and investors together
Tax Incentive Ideas for US Businesses Podcast
June 02, 2019
Episode Info
We invited David Carmell, CEO of DealRockit.com into the studio to share how small businesses and investors can be matched. David invented DealRockit to accelerate interactions and transactions that create growth and exceptional outcomes. DealRockit is the digital marketplace and membership community that's revolutionizing how the small business ecosystem (current and prospective small business buyers, sellers, owners, investors, aspirers, and providers) interact and transact worldwide. In today's fast-paced, ever changing business landscape, DealRockit makes it easy for individuals and enterprises alike to buy, sell, scale, and invest in small businesses and practices.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Fintech, Innovation

Success(ion) Planning: Tick-Tock the Boss is on the Clock
Texas Bar Association (Course 901303913)
October 01, 2014
Tick-Tock the Boss is on the Clock, is a call to action. Most business
owners do not have a written succession plan and are ill prepared to sell, merge or transfer their
business. If you want to get your blood rushing again or simply love to tackle difficult subjects,
succession planning is the ticket to becoming a trusted advisor. You will distinguish yourself from
the competition and make a transformational difference in your clients’ lives by helping them
combat the number one threat to closely held businesses – succession planning. If succession
was a disease, it would be moved to the top of the critical list. The situation is that bad.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Customer Experience, Entrepreneurship

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