David Neal teaches entrepreneurship courses at UNC Kenan-Flagler, where he serves as faculty adviser for the Carolina Venture Fellows Program.
He is CEO of Crispin Corporation, which creates and sells software for automating operations of television stations, in Raleigh, N.C. Prior to assuming this post, he was CFO and general counsel for Bloodhound Software Inc., an application software service provider specializing in medical claims overpayment protection and medical billing data analysis. He was a principal with Accelerant Ventures, a financial and marketing services firm assisting early-stage technology companies in the Research Triangle area, and vice president of finance and administration at Plurimus Corporation.
Mr. Neal was co-founder and vice president of finance and counsel at KVLabs in Chapel Hill. He has served on the board of directors and advisory boards for several start-up companies in the Research Triangle.
He has been an instructor in the Fast Trac Tech course offered by Council for Entrepreneurial Development and an adjunct associate professor at the UNC School of Law.
He previously served as co-founder, CFO and legal counsel for CI Technologies of Chapel Hill, and was instrumental in its successful acquisition by Seagate Technology in 1995. He was vice president of finance for Travel Dynamics, a New York cruise company serving educational and cultural institutions, and worked in capital equipment leasing and financing, financing in excess of $275 million in assets during his career.
He holds law and undergraduate degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill and an MBA from Stanford University.