David Youland is a Senior Consultant with Luminas. A native of Minneapolis, MN, he has also lived in Iowa, Tennessee and currently resides in Wichita, KS. He has held marketing and innovation leadership roles with diverse enterprises including Eastman Chemical ($9.2B Fortune 500), MidAmerican Energy (a $4B Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary), corporations listed on NASDAQ and privately held ventures. David has diverse industry experience including specialty chemicals, specialty plastics processing, semiconductor processing, consumer products, software development, Internet based career management services and energy services.
He is recognized for his strengths in market research, competitive intelligence, strategic planning, new product and market development, acquisition evaluation and the development of strategic alliances and partnerships. David is accomplished at identifying and evaluating new business opportunities and then creating actionable plans and launching profitable product and service operations. He currently serves as a faculty member at Southwestern College in Kansas and has also served as an adjunct faculty member at William Penn University, Central College, St. Cloud State University and King University. David is also the author of Driving Organic Business Growth: Actionable Strategies for Smart Innovation.