David W. AverettManaging Director
Dave joined Summit Partners in 2010. As the head of Summit’s Peak Performance Group (PPG), Dave works with management teams to identify and execute growth strategies that build long-term value. He oversees day-to-day management of PPG engagements across all geographies and currently serves as a director of MedOptions.
Prior to Summit, Dave held operational and strategic leadership roles at a variety of companies, including Immco Diagnostics (acquired by Trinity Biotech in 2013) and George Group (acquired by Accenture in 2007). He holds a BS in mathematical sciences from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from Goizueta Business School, Emory University.
Dave has partnered with numerous portfolio companies on growth acceleration initiatives. Representative engagements include:
- Sales force expansion and optimization for online payment services company
- Manufacturing and supply chain improvement for a radio frequency semiconductors and components company
- Supply chain optimization for a broadband wireless network provider
- New product evaluation and introduction to drive same-store sales growth for a network of hospitals
Dave has been a competitive rugby player for more than 20 years and has served in a variety of leadership roles within the governance structure of these 501(c)(3) organizations. His experience includes helping teams raise and manage funds and coordinate volunteer efforts to give back to the communities where they reside.