As CEO of Javalution Coffee Company, Dave took the company public in 2009 via a Self Registration/Self Filing, one of only a few companies to accomplish this feat with FINRA and in 2011, Dave merged Javalution Coffee Company with Youngevity International, thereby making Youngevity a public company. As Youngevity’s CFO, Dave elevated the company to fully reporting status with the SEC, trading under the stock symbol YGYI.
Mr. Briskie became Youngevity’s President in 2015 and maintains his role as CFO. Presently, Briskie oversees all financial reporting, heads the investor relations activity, drives field management, including those in foreign markets, and has deployed a world class marketing and brand development team. He leads all mergers and acquisitions and has revolutionized the company’s growth strategy which includes several dozen business combinations since the merger of Javalution and Youngevity. Dave is the architect of Youngevity’s current business model vaulting Youngevity into the only Omni Direct company in the direct selling space. He is deeply passionate about coffee and has grown the company’s retail and direct to market coffee company into a conglomerate including the holding of 1000 acre coffee plantation in Nicaragua through Youngevity’s wholly owned subsidiary, CLR Roasters.
Prior to his role as CEO of Javalution Coffee Company, Briskie was CEO for 18 years of Drew Pearson Marketing, Inc., (DPM) a designer and manufacturer of licensed, private label and fashion headwear, whose clients were Fortune 500 companies, including brands such as: Disney, Warner Bros., Anheuser-Busch, General Motors, NBA, National Baseball Leagues and the NFL. While CEO of DPM, Dave also changed the culture in the workplace in China by building, staffing and operating the country’s first gender-integrated factory in ShenZhen China, including the installation of a daycare center in the factory, allowing husbands and wives to work together and have a safe environment for their children. In 2001, he oversaw the merger of DPM and it’s key manufacturer, as well as the subsequent initial public offering of the merged company on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Dave Briskie holds a double major in finance and marketing as a 1983 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Fordham University.