David Nour is a growth strategist and the thought leader on Relationship Economics® – the quantifiable value of business relationships. In a global economy that is becoming increasingly disconnected, David has attracted consulting engagements from over 100 marquee organizations in driving unprecedented growth through unique return on their strategic relationships. David pioneered the phenomenon that relationships are the greatest off balance sheet asset any organization possesses, large and small, public and private.
He annually delivers 50 global keynotes on business relationships, social & mobile disruptive technologies, and adaptive innovation at corporate meetings, leading industry association conferences, and academic forums. He is often a guest lecturer at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and Georgia Tech’s College of Management. David serves as the lead independent director on the board of introNetworks, a privately held intelligent community technology firm based in Santa Barbara, California.
David’s unique perspective and independent insights on business relationships as well as social and mobile innovation have been featured in a variety of prominent blogs and publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fast Company, Knowledge@Wharton, Associations Now, Huffington Post Business, Medium, Entrepreneur and Success magazine. He is the author of several books including the best selling Relationship Economics (Wiley), ConnectAbility (McGraw-Hill), The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Raising Capital (Praeger), Return on Impact (ASAE), and the forthcoming, CO-CREATE: (St. Martin’s Press), an essential guide showing C-level leaders how to optimize relationships, create market gravity, and greatly increase revenue.
An Eagle Scout himself, David is passionate about youth with his foundation’s support of the Centennial Scouting movement, Junior Achievement, One Voice – aiming to create peace in the Middle East, and the High Tech Ministries. He is currently an active member of the FBI Citizens’ Academy, Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) where he has earned the Governance Fellow accreditation.
A native of Iran, David came to the U.S. with a suitcase, $100, limited family ties and no fluency in English! He earned an Executive MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and a BA degree in Management from Georgia State University.
Sample clients include: Amerinet, American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Assurant Solutions, Chubb Insurance, Cisco Systems, Deloitte Consulting, Delta Dental, Disney, Equifax, Emory University, General Reinsurance, Hilton Worldwide, HP, IBM, InfoComm International, KPMG, Novelis, and UBM.