David McLaughlin is president and CEO of Columbia Advisory Group and is responsible for collaborating with client leaders to develop industry leading technology and business solutions. He is a well-respected advisor, technology leader, consultant, and IT performance expert with a proven track record in many aspects of the technology and technology services industries.
David has served as CIO and senior advisor to clients in many industries. He’s worked extensively with private equity groups, venture investors and senior management to evaluate and optimize their investment in information technology. David has worked with more than 300 IT departments and participated in more than 200 merger and acquisition projects, pre- and post-transaction, assisting investors with more than $4 billion in equity and venture investments.
David is the author of “Information Technology Uncovered: What Every Financial Officer Should Know” Corporate Finance Review and has been named “Who’s Who in Dallas High Tech” by D Magazine. His articles and interviews have appeared in many issues of Mergers and Acquisitions Journal, Information Week, CIO Magazine, Investors Business Daily, Buyouts and he has been a panelist in industry due-diligence forums.
David earned his BBA degree in Business Analysis from Texas A&M University. He and his wife, Luzona, reside in Dallas, Texas.