Dave Lavinsky

Dave Lavinsky

Dave Lavinsky

Dave is the president of NonProfit Mavericks. He is also the co-founder of Growthink, a consulting and publishing company with a track record of empowering over 1 million entrepreneurs and business owners. Dave has the expertise to help you start, grow, and sell your company.


Business Plans, Business Consulting, Capital Raising, New Venture Development, Investment Banking, Business Metrics, Sales & Marketing.

Years of Experience:

Dave has over 25 years experience starting and growing companies.


  • BS, Commerce from the University of Virginia
  • MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA

Books Published:


Dave Lavinsky – a true powerhouse in the business world, with a remarkable history of achievements spanning diverse domains, making him a seasoned entrepreneur.

Notably, Dave’s passion for education and knowledge-sharing shines through his captivating guest lectures at prestigious universities. His dedication is evident in crafting over 500 meticulously designed business plans, contributing significantly to the success of aspiring entrepreneurs and established companies alike. Moreover, Dave has generously shared his wealth of wisdom by authoring numerous articles on entrepreneurship, consulting, and capital raising.

One of Dave’s most outstanding accomplishments is his critically acclaimed book, “Start At The End,” which has revolutionized the approach to rapid business growth. This literary masterpiece, published by Wiley, quickly soared to become a best-seller, solidifying his authority in the field.

But that’s not all – Dave’s success extends beyond the written word. As a serial entrepreneur, he has founded and successfully sold multiple ventures. Among these are Emerge Juice and Nutrition Systems, a leading developer and distributor of wellness products, and Shoutmouth, an innovative social networking site tailored to the music industry. In the past, Dave proudly owned Z Reporter LLC, boasting a vast portfolio of over 3,000 specialized information websites. Additionally, he founded TopPayingKeywords, a renowned research data firm specializing in Search Engine Marketing & Optimization.

Aspiring entrepreneurs eagerly look up to Dave for inspiration and guidance, recognizing his vast experience and entrepreneurial prowess as invaluable resources on their journey to success. His impact on the business world is truly extraordinary.