Dave Watkins is a successful serial entrepreneur. He is the CEO of Streakfire®PR, a firm where hands on co-founders build disruptive technologies for millions of corporate and consumer users by sourcing new ideas using an accelerator business model. Within the last year, Streakfire®PR has been active in Puerto Rico and has created FeedYak®, an Android and iOS app that is a do-it-yourself video platform disrupting the way people request and give feedback, endorsements and recommendations about individuals and businesses. Streakfire®PR also cofounded Fund.PR an equity, debt and real estate crowdfunding, a talent recruiting platform, and Indicanto, a data visualization platform.
After working at Accenture, Ernst & Young and Interleaf, he started Softscape in 1995 and helped over 4.1 million workers in over 300 Global 2000 companies across 156 countries be more successful at performing their jobs while contributing to bottom-line results called Human Capital Management. Softscape employed 250 people with offices in the US, UK, Thailand, Hong Kong, South Africa, Australia and was sold in 2010. He is credited with inventing Integrated Talent Management, a global multi-billion-dollar market.
Dave is a frequent lecturer at Northeastern University and business mentor for Grupo Guayacán, Piloto151 and Parallel18 and contributing instructor for the Udemy Act20/22 course, Zero Taxes Earning Money from Tropical Beach in Puerto Rico!
He oversees the WatkinsValls Family Foundation that provides financial support to organizations engaged in scientific research related to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of all types of cancer, educational programs, and scholarship programs.
Mr. Watkins received a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance and Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst Isenberg School of Management.
Dave and his wife Lilly have four children, David, Jonathan, Matthew and Emelie and lives in Dorado, Puerto Rico. David is a senior at Columbia University and Jonathan is a freshman at St. Michael’s College.