David Bamman

Finance Director

AKA “Bookish Bamman

A veteran financial management professional with experience across multiple industries, David brings a deep understanding of finance operations and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to his role as a leader of Spark451’s finance and operations teams. To help ensure a seamless experience for our college and university partners, David helps his team facilitate purchase orders and invoices while also working to optimize pricing and budgets.

Throughout his career, David has held a series of finance leadership roles, including Finance Director at both Monster Worldwide and Nu Horizons Electronics Distribution Co. He also served as Controller for Biozone. David holds an MBA from Adelphi University and a BS in geological and environmental sciences from Susquehanna University.

When Dave isn’t in the office, you can likely find him reading the work of historians from the Roman Empire — especially Tacitus and Seutonius.

How did you choose your profession?

I chose my profession because I loved stock; however, I have never done anything stock related in my career other than working at public companies.

What’s been your favorite project that you’ve worked on?

I developed and implemented the budget and forecasting process at Monster.com. It took more than two years and involved the coordination of many people and business units who all had to cooperate to get the job done. It was a great process, as well.

Which decade do you love the most?

Obviously the 70s for the clothes and the music.

What is one super power you’d want to possess?

I would want the speed of The Flash, so I could get anywhere instantly. I am very impatient.