Executive Coach Dave Kinnear

Dave Kinnear is a Business Advisor, Mentor and Executive Leader Coach.  Through his affiliation with Vistage Worldwide, Dave convenes and facilitates peer advisory boards of Business Owners, Company Presidents, General Managers and Chief Executives dedicated to becoming better leaders who make better decisions and achieve better results.

Dave provides one-to-one mentoring for these highly successful executives as well as facilitating monthly advisory board meetings. In addition, individual executives who are presently running successful businesses and executives in transition work with Dave to ensure meeting corporate and personal career goals.



Dave has more than three decades of leadership experience at some of the world’s largest semiconductor corporations including Toshiba America Electronic Components, Advanced Microdevices, Fairchild Semiconductor, and United Technologies.

His career has spanned Electronic Design, Application Engineering, Procurement Management, Sales and Marketing Management, Business Systems Implementation and Analysis, and Operations. In addition to his work with Vistage, Dave is the founder and CEO of dbkAssociates, Inc., a change management consulting and executive coaching firm for leaders in small and mid-sized enterprises.

Dave keeps abreast of current business management through professional speaking, writing, and consulting on corporate governance and business best practices. He engages a wide variety of business entities in all economic sectors including not-for-profit corporations, industrial manufacturers, medical and pharmaceutical manufacturing, Employee Benefits, Logistics, Packaging, Lean Label Manufacturing, Distribution, Software and IT corporations. He has served as an expert witness on corporate governance issues.

Education and Credentials

Dave holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering and is a Master of Business Administration.

He is a Board Certified Coach (BCC) with the Center for Credentialing & Education as well as being a HawkEye Certified Veterans Development Coach (CVDC).

Dave is a lifetime member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and he sits on the advisory board of the California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ). Dave is also an executive-to-executive mentor to Executive MBA students at the UCI Paul Merage School of Business and a coach for the Center for Entrepreneurship Business Incubator and Classes at CalState University, Fullerton.


Dave Kinnear: 949-436-0222 (m);