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Dave Lavinsky

Dave Lavinsky

Dave Lavinsky

Dave is the President of Catering 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 is recognized as a luminary in the business world, with a diverse array of achievements in multiple industries that underscore his expertise as an accomplished entrepreneur.

Dave’s passion for education and imparting wisdom shines through in his dynamic guest lectures at prestigious universities. He has crafted over 500 comprehensive business plans, significantly contributing to the growth of emerging entrepreneurs and established companies alike. Dave has also shared his wealth of knowledge through writing numerous articles on entrepreneurship, consulting, and obtaining financing.

One of Dave’s standout accomplishments is his acclaimed book, “Start At The End,” published by Wiley. This influential work has been instrumental in driving business growth, quickly earning best-seller status and cementing Dave’s reputation as a foremost expert in his field.

In addition to his contributions to literature, Dave has demonstrated his entrepreneurial prowess by founding and successfully exiting multiple ventures. His entrepreneurial ventures include Emerge Juice and Nutrition Systems, a leading entity in the health and wellness industry, and Shoutmouth, an innovative social media platform tailored for music enthusiasts. Dave also oversaw Z Reporter LLC, which managed an extensive portfolio of over 3,000 specialized information websites. Furthermore, he established TopPayingKeywords, a company renowned for its expertise in Search Engine Marketing & Optimization.

Entrepreneurs looking for motivation and guidance frequently seek out Dave, appreciating his deep experience and entrepreneurial spirit as vital resources on their journey to success. His impact on the business world is truly significant.