Dave Botkin

A former physicist turned data scientist, Dave Botkin built and ran analytics and data engineering teams in startups and Fortune 50 companies until “retiring” in 2018 to focus on Analytics Consulting and Advisory services as Dave Botkin Consulting, LLC.DBC LLC has advised clients in ecommerce, mobile gaming, streaming audio, healthcare, and IoT on driving more value with their data.Prior to DBC, Dave was Sr. Director of Marketing Analytics in Google’s Ads business, where his teams evaluated marketing program effectiveness and developed machine-learning models to route leads to sales. Before that, he led Analytics at Square, where his team used data to help Square manage risk and improve its products and services for businesses and consumers. Prior to Square, he was VP of Analytics/BI at Disney Interactive Games, and at Playdom, which Disney acquired in 2010, where he used data to help Disney create and market social, mobile, console and MMO games. Prior to Playdom, Dave was SVP Audience Analytics at CBS Interactive, developing behavioral and survey-based tools to help producers and advertisers understand how consumers engage with video and web content. Before CBS, Dave held various executive roles in analytics and data infrastructure at eBay covering finance, strategy, and marketing.Dave received his BA and Ph.D (Physics) degrees from UC Berkeley and his MBA degree from the Haas School of Business.