NCA Entrepreneur
2022 2024

DAVID
LIN

ABOUT ME

I am a serial entrepreneur with 20 years of experience.

I've recently been the CEO of a regional coffee chain with 20 locations with a central roasting facility and various bakeries. I've been in the food and beverage industry for much of my career, and I love seeing my teams excel. I love that food is about bringing people together and I absolutely believe that the right people with the right vision can accomplish anything.

MY SEARCH

My search will focus on food and beverage manufacturers and regional restaurant companies with a history of profitability.

I’m looking for companies where my creative problem solving and deep analytical talents can add significant value. Meaningful brands with strong unit economics are preferred.

MY CONTRIBUTION

I love the creative process of solving difficult problems. In my career, I've navigated competitive landscapes by being flexible, relying on experts, and listening to the customer.

This has helped my companies optimize and grow their key metrics, whether we’re talking customer counts, average ticket, cost per unit etc. I love that every challenge is nuanced, and I look forward to delivering at my next venture.

If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you must develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude."

Colin Powell