Dave Collins, Founder + CEO
Dave is a nationally recognized trainer, facilitator, speaker and improvisor. He is the founder and CEO of Oak and Reeds, which offers practical business training to clients including Lyft, CBRE, PayPal, the Kellogg School of Management, and more.
Previously, Dave was at StubHub, where he focused on building communication strategies to improve the ticket seller experience. Prior to that, Dave was a Strategic Consultant at AECOM Strategy Plus, where he developed workplace strategy, change management and virtual collaboration services for government, technology and university clients.
Dave is also an accomplished improvisor. Along with his teammates, he won the National Collegiate Improv Tournament, has headlined shows and festivals across the country, and coached hundreds of people in the art of improvised comedy.
Dave graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Communications and currently resides in Oakland, CA with his succulents.
Aesop’s fable: The Oak and the Reeds
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The name Oak and Reeds comes from a classic Aesop’s fable.
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