Executive Coach Dave Kinnear

Executive coaching has become increasingly popular in recent years as more and more companies recognize the benefits of investing in developing their top-level executives. An executive coach is a trained professional who works one-on-one with an executive to help them identify and achieve their goals, improve their leadership skills, and navigate complex organizational challenges. Areas for discussion and growth include:

Personalized Development

Improved Leadership Skills

Better Decision-Making

Increased Accountability

Improved Communications Skills


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.