Founding partner and CEO of Digital Surgeons a Digital-first Creative Agency. Recently named Top 10 Agency for Startups. Founder & Investor in multiple projects. Specialties include strategy, partnerships, media, social, search, and more.
I had the pleasure of working with David in both his role of Director of Client Strategies at SEO Matrix, and in his current role as CEO at Digital Surgeons. What has remained consistent is David's dedication to his clients, his business, and his dedication to constantly pushing the limits of innovation and technology.
As a colleague at SEO Matrix, I relied heavily on David to help unite the production side of the house and the sales/business side. His quick and thorough understanding of very technical concepts allowed him to convey this information easily to both the sales team and potential customers, making my job managing the production team and the expectations of our existing clients 100 times easier. He inspired his team to success while still maintaining the integrity of the service we were providing.
Working on small projects with Digital Surgeons has been nothing short of a fun and exciting learning experience. David and his team are first class and incredibly talented; I cannot see his trememdous success slowing down anytime soon! It has been great to see him come into his own as a leader and businessman, un-tethered by pre-existing challenges/leadership.
Bottom line - if you get the chance to work with or for this energetic and hard-working individual, take it.
I was introduced to David through a friend after a referral agreement to a different company did not work out. I established a referral relationship with David and his company, Digital Surgeons, to handle the business that had a clear need for internet marketing but were not quite at the budget point for us. It turned out to be more than the right move.
David and his team not only gave far more time to the client than that budget level would typically receive, but his solutions in the areas of site design (particularly in the rich media arena) far surpassed anything I had originally envisioned. I actually received calls from the people I had referred over to him thanking me for establishing that relationship.
That's how I can measure someone who is successful. If you are looking for a well-run design and internet marketing firm or (like me) are thinking of using David and his team to fill a gap in your offering, by all means move forward.
David understands the ever-changing landscape of Internet marketing, keeping on top of the latest trends in Web 2.0 technologies and how to best apply them. When it comes to achieving effective results for our client campaigns, he has proven to be an invaluable ally.
David is an energetic professional with a passion for his work. His enthusiasm and work ethic sets him and his firm apart from others in the industry. I would recommend him to anyone looking to improve their company’s image and performance.
David studies his business so he understands and keeps on top of its everchanging nature. He is intelligent, scrupulously honest intellectually and easy to work with. His design approaches to developing superior web sites and using them as a marketing tool stand out by comparison to his competitors.
I invited David to speak with Young Professionals Networking Group MOD Success for our first CEO Dinner series and he was truly inspiring to our members. His account of his experiences with a down to earth approach as well as his advice on passion, risk taking and hard work ethic were just some of attributes that resinated with attendees. He was an extremely motivating speaker with a great connection to was today's professionals are going through, which made him the perfect fit for our group.
"Engaging," "dynamic," "a story you can really connect with"....these are among attendees' comments of praise about David Salinas who guest lectured at the University of Bridgeport about social, 'new' and emerging media. Motivational. Inspirational. Chock full of knowledge and content. David's story of success, his will to succeed and his expertise in the industry makes him a superb and vibrant speaker. Kudos to David.
Dave and his team at Digital Surgeons represent that rare combination among providers of advanced digital services - they are brilliant technologists who also really understand the business and marketing imperatives behind everything they do. Based in New Haven, they outshine and outperform any NYC or San Francisco new media service company, and have the ability to handle the largest, and the smallest, of clients. They are a rare find - a team that consistently delivers more than it promises.
I hired David and the team at Digital Surgeons to help with the launch of a high technology product in a narrow consumer vertical. David did an excellent job of addressing our needs, coming up with a solid multi-faceted plan to roll the product out electronically. His team delivered an innovative microsite and coordinated marketing campaign that resulted in much greater online visibility than previous product launches. He and his team were a joy to work with, and I would not hesitate to hire them again.
I have actually worked with Dave in several capacities over the past 5 years. As his supervisor in the early days of Lipenwald Dave showed the instinct and know-how needed for success. His work ethic is as unrelenting as his passion for being the best at everything he does. I am overly impressed at the organization he is creating (Digital Surgeons) and it is because of his winning attitude and infectious desire for success that I joined his organization and will gladly work with him to see it become a market leader in the category.
I've gotten to know David over the past year while working together on a project for a mutual client. David is smart, energetic and forthright. He has a keen understanding of the interactive space and can be counted on to deliver fresh ideas and valuable insights to serve his clients marketing goals. David is on top of his game and goes the extra distance to get the job done right.