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Hi, I’m Dave Hersh

I’ve spent over three decades building lean, profitable, mission-driven businesses and helping hundreds of others get “unstuck” and find their breakaway path.

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About Me

I was the founding CEO of Jive (NASD: JIVE), which I grew from a small open source project up to its IPO, and served as a board partner at the VC firm Andreessen Horowitz. 

Today, I’m a general partner at Metamorph Partners, specializing in operator-led buyouts of slower-growth, venture-backed companies, equipping them to become healthy, sustainable leaders. I’m also consulting, speaking, and coaching on transforming companies (and ourselves in the process).

I’m on the fast track to being empty-nested, immersed in California levels of inner work, and often propelled through SF at the wrong end of a Bernedoodle leash. 

My book, Reignition, on startup transformation, is scheduled for release in Spring ’24 from Inc. Originals Press. And I’m at work on a second book about channeling human creativity in the age of AI. 

Preorder Reignition here

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