About David Olivencia

Senior Technology Executive. Exponential Leader. Unicorn Investor. Author.

Technology Disruption Enabler, Unicorn Investor, and Exponential Leader — David Olivencia is an accomplished global technology executive and author of NetWORKing Excellence (order here) with deep experience delivering measurable business results for leading organizations. Effectiveness has been demonstrated in executing outcomes as a CEO, board member, thought leader, and energetic team coach.

David is the CEO and Co-founder of Angeles Investors. Before Angeles Investors, David held senior executive positions of increasing responsibility at Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT), Ford Motor Company, Oracle, Verizon, Softtek, and Accenture.

David has leveraged his expertise in technology, business strategy, digital platforms and networking excellence as an early-stage/Angel investor in 70+ companies. This portfolio includes two unicorns and ten that have garnered more than $100m in valuation (and growing). David is a sought-after speaker for his perspectives on Technology Disruption, Early-stage Investing, Networking excellence, and Leadership issues and has presented in prominent forums including the U.S. Congress, National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), NASDAQ Opening Bell, Great Minds in STEM, BusinessWeek, and Comcast Newsmakers. David has been recognized as 40 under 40 by Crain’s Detroit Business, Crain’s Chicago Tech 50, and Hispanic Business Magazine’s Most Influential Hispanics in America. From a board service perspective, David has served on many private, civic and non-profit boards throughout his career. He currently serves as a board member of Schurz Communications, Old Plank Trail Bank, N.A a Wintrust Bank (NASDAQ: WTFC), Window to the World Communications: WTTW Chicago, Angeles Investors, IrishAngels and the National Museum of Mexican Art.

David earned his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (#1 Undergraduate Engineering Program by U.S. News and World Report) and received the school’s 2014 Alumni Career Achievement Award. He earned his M.B.A. (graduating cum laude) from the University of Notre Dame, where he was recognized with the 2007 Distinguished MBA Alumni Award. In 2020, David received an Honorary Doctorate from Bentley University. Additionally, David completed the Harvard Business School Corporate Governance program and his Certificate of Director Education from the NACD.

Top Accomplishments

  • Crain’s Chicago Tech 50
  • HITEC: Hall of Fame Chicago United
  • Business Leaders of Color Award
  • HITEC: Top 100 U.S. Hispanics in Technology
  • Rose-Hulman Alumni Career Achievement Award
  • Commissioner, White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative
  • Latino Leaders: Maestro Technology Innovation Award
  • Great Minds in STEM: Executive Excellence in Technology
  • Hispanic Business Magazine: Top 100 Most Influential Hispanics in America
  • Crain’s Detroit 40 Under 40
  • Notre Dame Business School Distinguished Alumni Award