Dave Schafer

With over 25 years of industry experience in systems integration and optimization, Dave specializes in matching emerging technologies to each organization’s unique needs and goals. He understands that you need to get beyond a cookie cutter approach to really help an organization work efficiently and create a new and innovative presence.

Dave brings a wealth of experience to BackOffice Thinking, having served in capacities as Technical Director at Naviant Marketing Solutions (targeted interactive marketing and mass email technologies) and acting CTO for Voice Systems Engineering (interactive voice response systems). At Bell Atlantic (Verizon) he was part of the team that implemented one of the first online yellow pages systems. Early in his career, Dave developed computer-aided facilites design and management software, and interactive learning and simulation software.

These very client-centered environments proved the perfect preparation for BackOfficeThinking, where every large technology initiative – database, web, operations – begins with finding an organization’s style and encompassing vision. Dave believes that every aspect of a systems solution should address and be fully realized from that unique vision.

Dave earned a bachelor's degree in Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and completed graduate work in computer science and software engineering at Boston University and Northeastern University.



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