David Gruebele is a founder and Principal of Halo Management Group and a Portfolio Manager for Second Angel Fund I, LLC. He leads Halo’s consulting arm, client relations and lending operations. Using a hands-on approach, he devises and implements creative solutions to complex financial challenges. Trained as an engineer, David has guided successful startups and recoveries of financially troubled business units and entrepreneurial companies. Industry experience ranges from high technology manufacturing – Data Storage, Med-tech, enterprise software, and e-commerce to financial and professional services, including banking.
Throughout his high-tech career in Silicon Valley, David gained executive management experience in operations, finance, and worldwide marketing. Responsibilities focused on corporate restructuring and market positioning, and that expertise was applied to the most challenging situations across a variety of businesses.
David brings significant international experience. His work has led to sales in excess of $1 Billion to clients across the U.S. and Pacific Rim. With twenty years of turnaround management experience at public and private firms, he is adept at working cross-culturally with offshore divisions, partners and customers.
He provides quick response and effective solutions, developing and implementing comprehensive programs with a “no-nonsense”, profit-oriented approach to business that balances customer needs with market conditions and competitive realities. His judgment, knowledge, experience and objective decision making rapidly delivers high value results. He rapidly assesses obstacles and provides immediate solutions, while positioning clients to achieve maximum long-term results. He has mapped out financial and operational action plans for clients ranging from sole proprietorships to Fortune 50 corporations.
David holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis. In 2002, he was named a fellow at The Center for Entrepreneurial Development at Carnegie Mellon University. He holds a California Lenders License, a California Real Estate Brokers License.