David Ross


David Ross currently serves as General Manager of General Dynamics Commercial Cyber Services. Mr. Ross has worked on cutting-edge projects within the Pharmaceutical, Health Care, Energy, Information Technology, and Scientific industries.  He uses his background as an entrepreneur, innovator, and successful implementer to help organizations craft and deploy new business models and strategies to create discontinuous and disruptive innovation.

Mr. Ross was originally brought to General Dynamics Information Technology to help senior management discuss and create strategies to identify and pursue white space opportunities.  After successful completion, Mr. Ross worked for the Business Solutions and Strategies Group as an embedded senior strategic adviser.  As part of this role, Mr. Ross was instrumental in the creation the business and operating case for General Dynamics Commercial Cyber Services.

Mr. Ross currently serves as a member of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) Financial Threats Task Force. The goal of the task force is to determine how to address illicit financial activity, including cyber threats, and help shape public policy as it relates to the commercial financial sector. Mr. Ross also serves on the Board of Directors for PROPAGENIX, a platform technology company supporting drug discovery and clinical development research markets and clinical diagnostic labs conducting molecular diagnostic tests for personalized cancer therapy.

Before joining General Dynamics Information Technology, Mr. Ross served as the Lead Innovation Consultant for Janssen Healthcare Innovation, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) companies. He was an integral member of the management team to create and implement a long range growth strategy for strategic positioning of J&J products across industries and new markets.

Mr. Ross has an entrepreneurial history of successfully creating new businesses, penetrating new markets, forging new business models across a variety of industry verticals, and assembling world class teams. During his career, Mr. Ross has founded five companies, and used his unique combination of business understanding, engineering, software development, and technology to deliver innovative solutions with positive results in global markets. Mr. Ross is an innovation thought leader with a unique focus on the ideation processes. He applies unique skills to create and execute innovation and entrepreneurial strategies within corporate culture boundaries.

As a recognized thought leader and published author, Mr. Ross is sought out to speak on Innovation, Business Strategy, Building High Performing Sales Strategies, Social Media, and Critical Problem Solving for Corporations.

Mr. Ross has MBA degrees from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and ESADE Business School, a Master’s in Engineering from the University of Maryland, and Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry and Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University.  Mr. Ross is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University.

International Experience

North America: Canada • United States
Latin America: Brazil • Argentina
Europe: Belgium • Denmark • Finland • Germany • Ireland • The Netherlands • Norway • Spain • Switzerland • UK
Asia: India • Russia • Thailand
Africa: Kenya • Sierra Leon • South Africa
Oceania: Australia • New Zealand


 Innovation • Intrapreneurship • Corporate Strategy • Corporate Governance • Business Development • Product Roadmap • Deployment • Mobile Strategy • Integration • Revenue Generation • International Business Development • Contract Creation, Negotiation • Staff Management • Intellectual Property Licensing • New Business Startup • Social Enterprises • Capital/Fund Raising • Capital Management • Project Streamlining