David Perez serves as President and Chief Operating Officer for CARROLL. As part of his duties, he oversees the operational, managerial, and support positions for the Company, ensuring the effective placement and management of process, technology, and data – empowering the company to achieve its business objectives. David believes people are one of CARROLL’s greatest assets, and he constantly challenge the organization in its path to be the best for its partners, investors, and residents, while also overseeing the day-to-day operations with high standards of professionalism, responsibility, and accountability.
Relevant Experience – David joined CARROLL in 2017 as a performance-driven leader with a background that spans operational, strategic, and transactional disciplines. This multi-segment knowledge base empowers him to leverage a proven business acumen across diverse cultures, economies, people, and technology. Prior to joining CARROLL, David spent eight years between EY and Houlihan Lokey where he led financial advisory assignments for clients across multiple industries and needs (M&A, corporate planning, tax, litigation, etc.), along with transactional due diligence and working capital advisory. In 2014, David joined AirServ Corporation, a subsidiary of ABM, as a Senior Strategic Finance Director, reporting to the COO. David was charged with overseeing the operation of a 25-Airport region, which included startups, takeovers, contract bidding and pricing, people management and hiring, budgeting and forecasting, and performance reviews. Immediately before CARROLL, David continued his growth as a leader in Strategy and Operations at Slalom Consulting, responsible for client financial analyses and performance, the impact of changing technology on finance and the business, and data and BI business needs, among others. Throughout his career, David has a strong record of delivering insights and value to multiple Fortune 500 clients.
Education/Affiliations – David is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Terry School of Business, with a BBA in Finance and the UGA Institute for Leadership Advancement – Leadership Certificate. He is a 2012 graduate of the LEAD Atlanta Leadership Program, a former member of the Sandy Springs Conservancy, and an Eagle Scout. He also serves as an appointee by the Governor of the State of Georgia to the Board of Commissioners for the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC), representing Georgia’s 11th Congressional District. The GSFC helps Georgia students achieve their educational goals by administering financial aid programs, advocating on issues related to financing higher education, providing free financial aid consulting, and promoting financial literacy and default prevention.
Interests – David enjoys spending time with his wife and four kids, jumping from baseball to hiking in the Chattahoochee Nature Preserve. An avid student, he continually reads and studies everything from Six Sigma process improvement and Agile development concepts – where he’s a certified scrum master – to SABR applications in baseball management and lineup construction theory. He loves the Atlanta Braves and UGA Football, but building great, high-functioning teams is his passion, claiming there is “more fun rowing in the same direction.”