Chairman of Direct Digital
Original founder David Ravenscroft is all about adding value and providing solutions. A respected and experienced entrepreneur, Dave derives his business successes from his optimistic personality and helping people, as a priority. Understanding that success is more about the journey than the destination, our benevolent chairman readily admits that adding value for others is the only assured way of finding success and happiness. Today we help tens of thousands of businesses improve their own successes; something Dave is extremely proud of and the reason Direct Digital can claim such achievement.
Visionary and passionate Dave has a voracious appetite for business development worldwide consistently achieving commercial success over his illustrious professional career. Possessing innate optimism and drive, Dave relishes being the master of his own destiny and always takes advantage of developing talent in others he encounters. After growing the company from the roots up and nurturing it over the past 18 years Dave has cultivated a rich climate of growth, reward and satisfaction for the whole company. Ensuring employees are happy, motivated and able to take pride in their achievements reflects on Dave’s encouraging and positive nature and in turn guarantees an excellent service for our customers.
Dave has an extremely high opinion of all his teams within the company attributing their dedication, productiveness and likeable nature as a key formula in the success of Direct Digital. His vision for the company originated back in 1999 with Angela Darnell and together they have developed a winning formula for success. Recently taking a less active role in the daily management of the company allowing standout CEO Adrian Reed to thrive in action, someone he is proud to have mentored personally and professionally.
Having focus, perseverance and unfailing optimism has allowed Dave to enjoy many commercial and personal successes. He describes success as having positive experiences, enjoying good health and having his family close to him. Dave regularly plays sport and keeps fit and is always open to further education keen to improve and develop any way he can. He plays piano, is practiced in both meditation and yoga and is currently developing his multilingual skills. Just embarking upon parenthood new father Dave will no doubt prove to be a successful, encouraging and doting father.
Honesty and integrity, keeping things in perspective and staying positive are all habits that Dave has fed over the years allowing him to deliver innovation in all his businesses. He intends to develop other personal and professional pursuits while gladly watching the continued growth of Direct Digital through the abilities and resourcefulness of his strong core senior management team.