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David Meyer

CEO of

As a multiple world champion Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor, as well as a marital arts expert and teacher (having trained the likes of Chuck Norris and many top UFC fighters), David Meyer has spent a lifetime helping individuals grow their strength and confidence. But as CEO of, David is able to advocate for the truly powerless in our society – homeless animals.

In 2000, David co-founded, and it has grown to become North American's largest non-profit homeless pet adoption website, reaching over five million people a month and helping thousands of rescues find loving homes. David has also been very involved in disaster relief efforts for companion animals. He co-led rescue efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and recently worked with top leaders in animal welfare to use innovative technologies to assist in times of disaster.

When it comes to building meaningful partnerships, Adopt-A-Pet's sponsors are a true reflection of David's ability to connect the worlds of corporate and nonprofit, as these sponsors include Nestlé Purina PetCare, Petco, the Petco Foundation, and Bayer. He's also grown a strategic partnership with Maddie's Fund.

Monday Feb 4th, 2019

Morning Keynote: Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)- Resources, Responsibility, and Results

Clock Icon8:30 am - 9:30 am
Map Icon Zlotnik Ballroom

Learn how to use your data effectively to help you achieve success and get results. This session will cover how to assign responsibility, how to use data as measurable success, and how to plan to get the resources you need.

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