David Kaufman

CEO and Managing Partner

“Focus on your potential instead of your limitations.”

Alan Loy McGinnis

Co-founder and Managing Partner David Kaufman is the driving force behind Acquis’s extraordinary achievements. He is a leader, a mentor, and an uncommonly successful strategic thinker.David’s vision has shaped Acquis into a firm consultants want to work for and clients want to work with. He juggles––literally––anything thrown at him, rappels down tall buildings, and has run the NYC Marathon three times. His greatest passion, however, remains the sustained excellence of the company he built.

David Kaufman co-founded Acquis Consulting Group in 1998 to be a different type of firm. In an industry where resources are often wasted on strategies never employed, David’s vision for Acquis was a firm that gets things done. The idea was simple––design creative, custom solutions for clients and then make sure they are executed successfully. The result is a leading boutique consultancy famous for its ability to deliver extraordinary results time and again. Acquis is small and agile, with the ability to tackle the most complex projects for premier clients. Under David’s leadership, Acquis has always been in the business of turning good ideas into lasting business value.

David graduated from Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Science in accounting and began his career at Arthur Andersen where he earned his CPA, CMA, and CFM. With more than 20 years of experience in both hands-on and advisory roles, David is a global leader and recognized expert in the consulting industry and is regularly invited to share his insights at conferences and expert panel discussions across the nation. Since 1994 he has been at the forefront of the corporate travel industry and has been a contributing writer to Business Travel Executive. He is a Certified Purchasing Card Professional and holds a Global Travel Professional certification from GBTA.

Today, David applies the core Acquis value of “Think+Do” not just to his work with the firm but also to his engagement with the larger community. He proudly serves as Chairman of the Manhattan American Cancer Society Leadership Board, pursuing the goal of a world with less cancer and more birthdays. He also sponsors the Acquis Social Responsibility Initiative, which includes programs to support the professional development of low-income individuals.

At Acquis he remains committed to continued growth and improvement. He has always sought to hire exceptional people, encouraging them to nurture and learn from each other––a chief reason why Acquis has been recognized four times by Consulting Magazine as one of the “Best Small Firms to Work For.” Acquis’s unique culture is both a testament to David’s entrepreneurial spirit and a reason for its remarkable performance.

Industry Experience

  • Life Sciences
  • Nonprofit
  • Financial Services
  • Travel

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