Dr. David C. Pickard is a Senior Managing Director for the Private Client Group. David establishes the initial relationship with business owners who are interested in beginning the exit planning process in preparation for the ultimate sale of their companies. He is responsible for the education, initial review, analysis, and recommendation of investment grade targets to enter the M&A process with Generational Group.

Prior to joining the Generational Group in 2016, David worked in buy-side M&A with Black & Decker for over 15 years. Black & Decker is a marketer and manufacturer of high quality power tools & equipment, security systems, home appliances, and accessories. Black & Decker has made over $10B in acquisitions to date. David played an integral role in strategic corporate acquisitions ranging from $12 million up to $600 million. Some of the larger deals included the 2004 Porter-Cable / Delta Machinery transaction valued at $600 million, and the 2008 Vector Industries transaction valued at $150 million.

In addition to his corporate experience, David has founded and sold two businesses in the consumer products and home services industries. The first business he designed and sold gas powered fire pits to North American Home Depot stores and the latter he designed cabinet systems for residential and commercial clients in the Dallas – Fort Worth area.

David earned his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree from the University of South Florida MUMA College of business in 2018, an AACSB top ranked program. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of South Florida (2007), as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Southwestern Assemblies of God University (1999).