David A. Gupta

Executive Chairman

David A. Gupta founded SDI in 1996 and today continues to serve the firm as its Executive Chairman. David has a proven executive management track record of driving profitable sales growth and outstanding customer satisfaction in the technology services industry.  David is a longtime champion of SDI’s value system, commitment to customer advocacy, its passionate workforce, and the company’s vibrant culture, which has been repeatedly recognized as a Best Place to Work by Crain’s Chicago Business, the Chicago Tribune, and BuiltIn Chicago.

At SDI, David is responsible for developing and implementing the company’s strategy and is particularly involved in strategic account development and relationship management throughout the Chicago and Los Angeles areas. David also founded PGV Solutions, a full-service information technology systems integration firm based in southern California, which merged into SDI Presence in June 2016.

Prior to founding SDI, David was a senior vice president in the electrical engineering group at Environmental Systems Design, where he was responsible for the design of power and data systems for more than 10 million square feet of commercial real estate.

David volunteers his time and expertise through pro-bono consulting and hands-on opportunities as well. His volunteering focus is centered on children, education, economic empowerment, and science and technology; to date, over 150 students have completed SDI’s internship and apprentice programs. He supports a host of charities including the United Way, Lake Forest Academy, Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, Chicago History Museum, the University of Chicago Graham School, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Executive Education, and the CU Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science.

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