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Dave Lorenzo

Dave Lorenzo is the co-founder of Exit Success Lab. His role includes developing the strategic vision for the company, content creation, leading the sales and marketing efforts, and participating in the talent acquisition process.

Lorenzo also works directly with clients to help them assess their revenue diversity and strategic positioning in the market. As the leader of the content and curriculum development team, he creates impactful programs that bring out the best in our clients.

Dave Lorenzo is also an accomplished author and professional speaker. In 2022, Vistage (the Executive Coaching and Peer Advisor Group Company) named Dave Lorenzo New Speaker of the Year in the Product and Pricing Category.

David V. Lorenzo: Key Areas of Expertise

Dave Lorenzo HeadshotDave Lorenzo has significant expertise in enterprise value enhancement and strategic business growth. Here’s a breakdown of his key areas of expertise:

1. Enterprise Value Enhancement: Dave specializes in designing growth strategies that lay the groundwork for achieving maximum value from business ventures.

2. Organic Growth Enablement: He is skilled in facilitating business expansion by leveraging market insights and team strengths, which helps in reinforcing brand presence and market dominance.

3. Client Lifetime Value Augmentation: Dave emphasizes building deep client relationships and devises methods to enhance client retention, frequency of purchases, and overall profitability.

4. Strategic Exit Planning: He offers guidance in planning for sales, mergers, or generational transitions, ensuring that these processes align with the business owners’ aspirations.

5. Stakeholder Engagement: Dave focuses on creating environments characterized by transparency, trust, and mutual respect, essential for effective relationship building.

6. Professional Network Connections: His established network includes connections with CEOs, industry leaders, subject matter experts, and pioneers, which can be leveraged to minimize risks and maximize opportunities.

7. Family Office and Private Equity Ties: He has valuable partnerships with financial professionals, providing diverse strategic opportunities and resources to CEOs.

Dave Lorenzo’s educational background includes an MBA from Pace University and a Master of Science in Strategic Communications from Columbia University, underlining his academic prowess in his field of work. This combination of practical experience and academic knowledge positions him as an expert in his domain, capable of guiding businesses toward sustainable growth and value creation.

Dave Lorenzo and Company International, Valtimax Consulting, and Rainmaker Lawyer Consulting

Before founding Exit Success Lab with Nicola Gelormino, Dave Lorenzo was an independent consultant and business coach for 15 years. Lorenzo refers to himself as a coach in the same way that a sports coach works with athletes. He shares specific techniques and then holds the client accountable for implementation and improvement in performance.

During this period, Lorenzo had three separate firms. Rainmaker Lawyer Consulting was a coaching company for attorneys; Valtimax Consulting focused on Lorenzo’s work with entrepreneurs, and Dave Lorenzo and Company International was a business that licensed client acquisition training programs to other firms.

Companies Dave Lorenzo Worked WithDave Lorenzo at The Gallup Organization

Dave Lorenzo was a partner with The Gallup Organization’s consulting group from 2002 to 2008. During this time, he was named Partner of The Year in 2005, 2006, and 2007.

Lorenzo’s clients included dozens of FORTUNE 500 companies and several multi-national non-governmental organizations.

Career with ExecuStay, Marriott International and Concord Hospitality

Dave Lorenzo worked for Marriott International during two different times in his career. From 1999 to 2002, Lorenzo started and led the ExecuStay brand. Under his tenure, ExecuStay dominated corporate housing in New York City.

Lorenzo was named one of the “40 Under 40 Executives to Watch” by Crains New York.

From 1995 to 1999 Lorenzo was a General Manager for Concord Hospitality, one of the top Franchise Partners for Marriott International. During this time he opened three new hotels and converted one distressed property into a Marriott branded hotel.

Prior to joining Concord Hospitality, Lorenzo worked for Marriott in several different roles from 1989-1995.

Author of Three Books

David V. Lorenzo has Authored three books.

Dave Lorenzo Award Winning Author

Dave Lorenzo Axiom Book Award

The 60 Second Sale: The Ultimate System for Building Lifelong Client Relationships in the Blink of an Eye was published by Wiley in 2018 won an Axiom book Award, and was a finalist for an International book award.

The book is available in hardcover and audio editions from Amazon. It is widely regarded as the seminal work on relationship-based sales.

Client Attraction Secrets for Lawyers was published by James Publishing in 2012. This soft-cover classic is a field manual for attorneys looking to grow their book of business.

It can be purchased directly from James Publishing.

Career Intensity: Business Strategy for Workplace Warriors and Entrepreneurs was published in 2006.

Although the hardcover version is out of print, Dave still has a few in his garage, and he’ll be happy to send you one if you call him and ask nicely.

Dave Lorenzo is a Professional Speaker in High Demand

Lorenzo is one of the most sought-after professional speakers on Business Strategy, Exit Planning, Leadership Influence, and Business Development.

Lorenzo facilitates CEO seminars for Vistage World Wide and he was named the Top Upcoming Speaker for 2022 in the Product and Pricing Category.

Dave Lorenzo is a Top Speaker for Vistage

Graduate Degrees from Pace University and Columbia University

David Lorenzo graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Strategic Communications from Columbia University in the City of New York and an MBA with a concentration in Management Science from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University.

Lorenzo is a member of the Beta Gama Sigma International Honor Society

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