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Dave Lavinsky

Dave Lavinsky

Dave Lavinsky

Dave is the President of Bakery 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 stands out as a highly accomplished entrepreneur with a broad spectrum of achievements across various industries, establishing him as a powerhouse in the business sector.

Dave’s commitment to spreading knowledge is demonstrated by his captivating guest lectures at well-known universities. He has expertly developed over 500 business plans, significantly boosting the prospects of both budding entrepreneurs and established businesses. Further sharing his expertise, Dave has written numerous articles on topics such as entrepreneurship, consulting, and capital raising.

A key highlight of Dave’s career is his acclaimed book, “Start At The End,” published by Wiley. This work has transformed the landscape of business strategy, enabling companies to achieve groundbreaking success by altering their strategic approaches. The book’s rapid ascent to bestseller status solidified Dave’s reputation as a leading authority in the field.

Beyond his publishing success, Dave has an extensive history as a serial entrepreneur, having established and divested several businesses successfully. His ventures include Emerge Juice and Nutrition Systems, a prominent name in wellness product development and distribution, and Shoutmouth, an innovative social networking platform for the music community. Previously, Dave managed Z Reporter LLC, which maintained a large collection of over 3,000 niche information websites. He also founded TopPayingKeywords, a distinguished research data firm specializing in Search Engine Marketing & Optimization.