David Riemer

Vice President

David has been a board member at Destiny Arts Center since 2004. His son, Jesse, was in the martial arts program at Destiny throughout his youth and David saw first-hand how Destiny impacts the lives of young people. It was a huge part of Jesse’s growing up.

David is on the faculty at Berkeley Haas Business school where he teaches innovation and storytelling. He also founded two companies – Box Out Industries to work with entrepreneurs – and Spiral Staircase to work with artists. With Box Out, David works with entrepreneurs to focus their product strategy and tell their story. With Spiral Staircase, David is currently developing two original musicals. Previously, he ran an advertising agency and led marketing teams at multiple tech companies, including Yahoo!. David is also Vice Chair of the Board at ACT.

David grew up in Massachusetts, but has lived in the Bay Area since 1989. When he’s not telling stories, David can be found on a bike, in his garden, rooting for the Warriors or spending time with his family.