Greetings! My name is David Schwister and I was born and raised in the Village of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, which is just outside of Milwaukee. I live to travel, love spending time outdoors hiking and camping, enjoy live music and am a budding photographer.
I started my career in finance, working in NYC at Sandler O’Neill + Partners, a boutique investment bank that assists banks and insurance companies with M&A and capital raising. Longing to experience Silicon Valley I eventually made my way to YouTube where helped facilitate product partnerships — from alternative distribution to technology licensing. After four years at YouTube I transitioned to help expand Google’s Android Pay product, by leading strategic partnerships in both North America and internationally. After that, I joined Dropbox’s Partnerships team, where I helped distribute their consumer product through telecommunications partnerships in Europe. Most recently, I was on Facebook’s Partnerships Team where I worked to expand the usage of Facebook Messenger by Fortune 100 brands.