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Low, David

After receiving his BA in mathematics at UCLA, David spent two years as a Flight Test Engineer at Lockheed Aircraft Corporation’s “Skunk Works” developing and supervising test programs for the SR71 “Blackbird”. He then taught at California State University at Northridge, where he was granted an M.S. in mathematics. Finally, he returned to UCLA to teach and to complete his Ph.D. in Management Science.

David’s last position at IBM was Service Line Executive, IBM Consulting Group. In 1994, David founded a new worldwide consulting practice for IBM, called Management Technologies, and grew this business to 200 consultants grossing $60 million by 1998.

A few years ago, he decided to start his own company, David W. Low & Associates, Ltd. Now, he is able to specialize in multi-national dynamic simulation-optimization models to help clients balance their worldwide operations to maximize long-term shareholder value.

David is a frequent speaker at professional society events. He has represented both IBM and Deloitte on the Management Science Roundtable. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Management. This is a prestigious and exclusive group, which includes in its membership a Nobel Laureate, CEO’s of many of the world’s top companies, Deans of the top business schools, and a small number of others who have made a “Special contribution to the theory or practice of management.” David was elected based on his contributions to the application of dynamic modeling to management. In 1994, he was among a select group from the Academy invited to consult with the government of the People’s Republic of China in Beijing. This included a special meeting with Mr. Zhu Rong Ji, former Premier and architect of China’s move toward a socialist market economy.

Proven Strengths Creative thinking, flexibility in approach – but not in principles, experience in the Americas (U.S.A, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil & Chile), Europe (U.K., France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Spain, Belgium, Serbia, Russia & Finland), Pacific Rim (China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines & Thailand), and the Middle East (United Arab Emirates, Kuwait & Israel); understanding of and no-nonsense approach to key issues facing clients everywhere, viz., too much information – not enough time, overwhelming complexity, and fundamental uncertainty about the future.