President | Dynapple Management Corp
David was first introduced to the hospitality industry, as a teenager, when his parents purchased a Northern Ontario Resort. Living in the resort, he quickly acquired a passion for the business.
David attended and graduated from Canadore College's Hotel and Resort Management Program before working for CP Hotels in various management positions across the country. In 1981 David joined the finance department of Pizza Pizza and successfully led the Operations Department throughout the 80's.
Seeing a great business opportunity, David then partnered with Lincoln Capital to purchase and lead various travel franchisors before selling his interest in the late 90's.
He returned to Pizza Pizza from 2000 to 2005 as Vice President of Sales. In 2005 David invested and started the restructuring process of a five unit franchisee of Applebee's Grill & Bar. Since that time David has turned the once unprofitable business into a successful enterprise and doubled the number of units in the franchise chain from five to eleven restaurants.
Currently David is the President of Dynapple Management Corp, franchisee of 11 Applebee's restaurants across Canada. Applebee's is recognized as the World's Largest Casual Restaurant Chain with more than 2000 restaurants.