David FeinDavid Fein, CEO/President, Valusource & KeyValueData

I am an entrepreneur, world traveler and adventurer. At 16, I was the second-youngest person ever to set foot on the South Pole. At the pole I flew an American flag to present to President Carter in the White House. Thirty eight years later, I was finally able to meet and present the South Pole flag to him.

To put myself through college, I started and managed a sailboat charter business. At the age of 25, and fulfilling a long time dream, I sailed across the Pacific to Tahiti on a 34-foot sailboat. In 1986, after returning from Tahiti, I co-founded ValuSource and became ValuSource’s president. Shortly after starting ValuSource, and together with my wife Michelle, I co-founded Kids Express, an alternative K-9 school which focused on academic excellence, self-awareness, interpersonal communication and personal responsibility.

I built ValuSource in to the leading provider of business valuation software, data and services. In 1994 John Wiley & Sons acquired ValuSource and in 2004 I bought the company back.

Expertise: M&A, Technology, Software Development, Entrepreneurship

Industry: Technology