DAVE TAYLOR

Dave Taylor has over thirty years of executive experience in diverse operating environments from military to academia to industry and nonprofits with a consistent record leading successful teams and exceeding goals. He has a wealth of experience in leadership training, technology development, fiscal and program management, government acquisition, and problem solving.

As the President of Thunder Bay Consulting, Dave provides advice and consulting services to companies with disruptive technologies and services interested in increasing market share in Federal Agencies and supporting the US Warfighter. His clients focus on technology areas such as electronics, armor, vehicle electrification, autonomous systems, vehicle integration, mobility, modeling and simulation, radars, counter UAS and active protection systems, software engineering, cyber security, artificial intelligence, electronic warfare, countermine, route clearance, and additive manufacturing.

Dave joined Thunder Bay Consulting after seven years as a Department of the Army Civilian Acquisition Professional where he served as the Chief of Staff of U.S. Army, Tank and Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center from 2013-2016 and the Director, Planning, Programming and Operations. U.S. Army, Program Executive Office Ground Combat Systems from 2010-2013. Dave is also a retired U.S. Army Colonel who served in multiple operational and command and staff positions over a 24-year career in Infantry, Armor, and Space/Information Operations.

Dave holds a Bachelor’s degree from The Citadel and a Master’s degree from Harvard University. He is Level III certified in Program Management, possesses a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and is certified as a DoD Chief Information Officer.

THE MKA TEAM IS KNOWN FOR:

This team is responsible for some of our industry’s most incredible firsts, including:

  • Long-term strategic resource & infrastructure planning
  • Off-grid and grid-connected microgrids and mini-grids 
  • Energy storage, fixed & mobile 
  • Mobile & expeditionary power
  • Supply chain & logistics in difficult-to-reach regions
  • Subject matter expertise (SME) in financeable technologies
  • SME in developing economies
  • Regulation & policy modernization
  • Resiliency costs & analysis
  • Stakeholder engagement – from community to executive 
  • Network of strategic partners 
  • Training to industry standards
  • Operational assets dependent on power: telecommunications, water filtration, medicine/vaccine refrigeration, waste
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MK Advisors incubation, Mana Pacific elects Ambassador Frankie Reed to Board of Directors

The successful incubation by MK Advisors of Mana Pacific continues to yield promising developments, as the Mana Pacific Board of Directors announced this week the election of the distinguished Ambassador Frankie Reed as the Board’s newest member. […]

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MK Advisors Recognized as International Award Winner

MK Advisors was founded in 2015, and since that time our vision has both expanded and focused. Our advisor network has continued to grow and we’ve been able to focus the business on incubations and scaling impact through our strategic partnerships. […]

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