David M. Howitt, Founder and CEO of Meriwether Group, is a leader and mentor in the world of commerce. He is an accomplished entrepreneur with over twenty years of experience providing business strategy and brand counsel to startups and Fortune 100 companies.
David began his career as Corporate Counsel to Adidas; during his tenure there he developed the Intuitive AnalyticsTM whole-brain methodology. In 1994 David supported his wife, Heather in the launch of Oregon Chai. Within just six short years, the brand had spread to forty countries and across five continents and in 2004. Following the sale of Oregon Chai, David founded Meriwether Group, a boutique private equity, business accelerator and advisory firm that supports some of the most recognizable consumer brands in the world. As CEO, he and the firm are committed to transforming the way in which human values are expressed through business. They support universal shifts in commerce by helping disruptive consumer brands and founders to “Fulfill their Journey.” He has provided financial expertise, operational guidance and strategic vision to a wide range of companies from Stumptown Coffee to Voodoo to Salomon, and many others.
David earned his B.A. from Denison University and J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School. The Denison University Alumni Citation program recently awarded its highest honor to David as a distinguished alumnus, for his services to his community and nation.
David is an frequent keynote speaker and the author of Heed Your Call–Integrating Myth, Science, Spirituality, and Business.