David Roberts is considered one of the world’s leading experts on business disruption, exponential technology and exponential leadership. His passion is to help global leaders transform and develop new intentions for global good.
Educated at Harvard and M.I.T, he began his career as a military officer and decorated Special Agent. He was the Distinguished Graduate of the Special Operations Training Course and served in multiple roles as a Career Officer in the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government. David led the development of some of the most complex systems ever built, including revolutionary and multi-billion dollar spacecraft and a founder of the U.S. Drone Program where he later served as a Mission Operations Commander.
His award winning high-tech ventures have received over $100 million dollars in funding from Silicon Valley’s top investors to include Kleiner Perkins, Vinod Khosla, Cisco, Oracle, Accenture, and In-Q-Tel. David’s startups have received multiple awards to include Top 50 Private Companies in the World, Red Herring Top 100 Private Companies in the World, USA Today’s Tech Reviews Best Picks, Internet World’s Net Rising Stars, Red Herring’s Catch, Internet Outlook’s Investors Choice Award, Enterprise Outlook Investors Choice, and Best of the Web from PC World.
He is Founder and CEO of GEDI Training, a new kind of organization that is transforming education by uniquely training leaders for extraordinary, lifetime, human performance through character training and exhilarating global experiences from elite combat warriors, human performance experts, and renowned physicians.
David’s fascination with technology began in the fourth grade after building a hovercraft (early drone) to carry his sister to the bus stop, powered by what was formerly his mother’s vacuum cleaner, and fortunately limited by the length of an electric power.