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Dave Lavinsky

Dave Lavinsky

Dave Lavinsky

Dave is the president of Cookie Mavericks. He is also the co-founder of Growthink, a consulting and publishing company with a track record of empowering over 1 million entrepreneurs and business owners. Dave has the expertise to help you start, grow, and sell your company.


Business Plans, Business Consulting, Capital Raising, New Venture Development, Investment Banking, Business Metrics, Sales & Marketing.

Years of Experience:

Dave has over 25 years experience starting and growing companies.


  • BS, Commerce from the University of Virginia
  • MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA

Books Published:


Dave Lavinsky is recognized as a luminary in the business world, with a diverse portfolio of achievements spanning multiple industries, marking him as a seasoned entrepreneur.

His passion for education and imparting wisdom shines through in his captivating guest lectures at prestigious universities. Dave has crafted over 500 comprehensive business plans, significantly contributing to the growth of emerging entrepreneurs and established enterprises alike. He has also shared his wealth of knowledge through writing numerous articles on entrepreneurship, consulting, and obtaining financing.

One of Dave’s standout accomplishments is his acclaimed book, “Start At The End,” published by Wiley. This publication has been a game-changer in driving business growth, quickly rising to best-seller status and solidifying his reputation as a foremost expert in his field.

Dave’s entrepreneurial journey extends beyond his written work. He is a serial entrepreneur who has successfully launched and sold various companies. His ventures include Emerge Juice and Nutrition Systems, a leading entity in the health and wellness industry, and Shoutmouth, an innovative social media network tailored for music enthusiasts. Additionally, Dave oversaw Z Reporter LLC, which managed an extensive portfolio of over 3,000 specialized information websites. He is the brain behind TopPayingKeywords, a company renowned for its expertise in Search Engine Marketing & Optimization.

Entrepreneurs looking for guidance and motivation frequently seek out Dave, appreciating his deep-rooted experience and entrepreneurial spirit as key elements for their success. His impact on the business landscape is undeniably profound.