Dave Whorton

CEO / Tugboat Group

Dave is CEO of The Tugboat Group. In 2013, he founded Tugboat Institute® to connect and support purpose-driven leaders of growing privately-held Evergreen businesses. Dave has co-founded four companies including drugstore.com and Good Technology. Prior to founding Tugboat, he was an investor at TPG Ventures and KPCB working with Amazon, Google, Successfactors, and others. He also was a consultant at Bain and assembly worker at HP. He holds a BS from Cal and an MBA from Stanford.


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