David S. Schafran is an active volunteer in efforts to fight multiple sclerosis and has served on the Board of Directors of MS Hope for a Cure since 2007.
Previously he was a member of the Board of Trustees of the New York City chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and held several executive volunteer positions with its fundraising auxiliary, The Manhattan Society, including Co-Chair and Senior Co-Chair.
In 2002 he formed an MS Walk team, which has morphed into an indoor cycling team. Together the teams have raised almost $500,000.
In addition, since April of 2014, David has been an active member of the Volunteer Dive Team of the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. The team members dive within the shark tank and host interactive educational sessions with the audience to educate, inspire and entertain on the subjects of sharks, conservation, SCUBA diving and Long Island Sound. The tank is 110,000 gallons and is home to a variety of sea life including seven Sand Tiger sharks and one Lemon shark.
As his day job, David is the President of Aldridge Health (health.aldridge.com), an Austin, TX-based IT services firm specializing in developing, implementing, and supporting high-quality technology solutions for dental and medical practices. As the President, David guides the strategic direction and operational delivery of Aldridge Health ensuring outstanding service that builds lasting client relationships.
Since 1987, David has worked with hundreds of clients, large and small, across the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia, encompassing many vertical markets. His approach to managed services has influenced best practices in many aspects of the industry.
In 2007, David founded Transformation Strategies to take his extensive knowledge of the technology service space and use it to enable service providers to create scalable business and succeed with recurring revenue models such as managed services, cloud services or Software as a Service (SaaS).
Additionally, from 2010 to 2013, Schafran was also a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Cogent Growth Partners, a buy-side merger & acquisition firm specifically focused on the IT Services space. At Cogent, David led operational evaluation of acquisition candidates and clients; pre and post transaction integration; and client management.