Dave Baber is Managing Director and leads Toffler Associates DoD and Resilience practice areas. He advises executives across commercial and government sectors on strategic initiatives that build and protect an organization’s value. He previously worked at Deloitte Consulting, as a portfolio and risk management consultant. In addition to his role in Toffler Associates, he is currently in the Army National Guard with more than 20 years serving as an Engineer Officer in roles from Platoon to Division, and functional roles in Facilities Management and Information Operations. Dave is also an active member of the National Guard Bureau’s Innovation Team (NGIT) advising the Chief, National Guard and his leadership team on how to address challenges facing the National Guard. Dave earned a Bachelors of Science from Virginia Military Institute.
What is your favorite client story?
I’m passionate about the Veterans that have served our Nation. I led an engagement with Department of Veterans Affairs that explored change and the impact on the Future Veteran Social Contract. The project explored broad facets of the relationship our Nation has with our Veterans and directly influenced how Toffler Associates supported the subsequent development and direction of the VA’s 2024 Strategic Plan.
What do you enjoy most about Toffler Associates client work?
In the future, everything has a connection, it is our job to draw out the convergence of those future developments to understand and show our clients the impact on their most pressing challenges. We have the opportunity to shape the future from a strategic down to an individual level, making a positive impact for our client and their customers.
What is your favorite part about TA culture?
Our employees advise clients on how to create value in the future, the project work is intellectually stimulating and culturally enriching.
How do you spend your free time?
I am the father of two young and energetic boys, we can typically be found outside biking, kayaking, camping, or at the pool.
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In the future, everything has a connection, it is our job to draw out the convergence of those future developments to understand and show our clients the impact on their most pressing challenges.