David Angelo '19 C-Suite Advisor Since 2019

Founder & Chairman | David&Goliath


An American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement Inductee, David has consistently challenged convention by developing highly innovative and effective advertising solutions for a diverse list of marketers. This list includes Coca-Cola, Lexus, Kia Motors, Michelin, Reebok, NFL, Bacardi, Universal Studios, Little Caesars, Jack in the Box, HBO and the California and New York State Lotteries.

In 1999, he founded David&Goliath, an award-winning ad agency built on the belief that he could create a very distinct culture capable of taking on the toughest marketing Goliaths out there. That no matter how big or small, we all have Goliaths that keep us from realizing our true potential. The key is to be inspiring. To be relentless. To inspire people and brands to embrace their challenger spirit and unleash their true potential.

David has garnered more than 500 of the industry’s most prestigious awards, including Cannes Lions, One Show Pencils, Clios, Effie Awards, LA’s Entrepreneur of the Year, MediaPost’s Automotive Agency of the Year, and Ad Age Small Agency of the Year, and was named one of 4A’s 100 People Who Make Advertising Great and one of LA’s top Power Players by Modern Luxury’s Angeleno Magazine.

In 2016, David founded the global nonprofit Today, I’m Brave, to inspire bravery in all of us so together we can make a bigger difference in the world. Just last year, Today, I’m Brave raised more than $500,000 for its key initiative, the 100Roofs Project. A joint humanitarian partnership with disaster relief organization Heart 9/11 and actors/activists Rosie Perez and Ramon Rodriguez, 100Roofs rebuilt roofs for 116 families in hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico.

Recently, in partnership with the 4A’s, David launched the Conscious Creative Movement, a group of heart-driven creators who believe that purpose-led creativity can bring positive change in the world.

David continues to give back by serving as a guest speaker for the 4A’s, Digiday, ThinkLA, TedX and The One Club. He is also a member of the board of the 4A’s, the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA), the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) and the Kenley Jansen Foundation.

Thought Leadership By David:

Uprooting Racism from the Top: A Call to Action for Industry Leadership  

Confronting systemic racism must start at the top. Otherwise it will persist with every leader who looks the...
By David Angelo | David&Goliath

From Ego to Empathy: A CEO’s Perspective for Industry Transformation

When we act from empathy, the world feels it. We feel its hope, and genuineness. And the action is proactive,...
By David Angelo | David&Goliath

20 Ways to Create a Great Company Culture in 2020

David Angelo shares the lessons he's learned over the past 20 years.
By David Angelo | David&Goliath