Dave’s diverse career has included extensive experience in government and industry as well as the military. He and his wife, Linda, now live on the West Coast.

Immediately before he retired, Dave was the  CEO of the EADS North America Defense Company. Before that Dave was in Iraq where Paul (Jerry) Bremer selected him to become the Director of Management and Budget for the Coalition Forces.

Previously, Dave served in the Clinton Administration as Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, a position the President appointed him to while Dave was worked as an executive at Northrop Grumman Corporation following a thirty-two year career in the Navy.



Admiral Jim Hogg.

By: Dave Oliver | Posted in: Uncategorized

Admiral Jim Hogg was the Commander of the Seventh Fleet and then Director of Naval Warfare the two times I worked for him. He also served as the US Representative to the NATO Military Committee. … Read More >>



Ann Zumwalt Cuppola — Leadership & Risk

By: Dave Oliver | Posted in: Uncategorized

If you knew her father, and spend time around Navy citizens, you eventually meet Ann Zumwalt Cuppola. Just as inevitably, you are impressed. She is a chip off both her Mother’s and Father’s blocks. We … Read More >>