David Brown

David Brown

VP of Financial Planning & Analysis, Showpad

As VP of Financial Planning & Analysis, David collaborates with teams across Showpad’s global network to drive smart growth and position the organization to innovate and create value for its customers, employees and investors. He leads a team focused on embedding the right systems and processes across business units to help leadership make sound financial and business decisions and investments, all in service to Showpad’s mission of empowering customers to deliver the best buyer experiences. 

David brings more than two decades of experience to the role, across all elements of corporate finance and management, including M&A advisory. 

Prior to Showpad, David served in a key FP&A role at CareerBuilder, where he helped shape the function of the company’s 3,000-employee global business and prepared the organization for an acquisition by Apollo Group in 2017. David also held financial planning roles at Tribune Digital, Kaplan, and Wolters Kluwer. 

He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from Illinois State University, and is also a Certified Public Accountant. 

In his free time, David enjoys spending time with his family, following Chicago sports organizations, and listening to Pearl Jam.