David De Zwirek

David De Zwirek

Technical Marketing; Client Liaison, Advocacy and Support; High Tech Product Training

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David De Zwirek's Overview

  • My Experiences at Life
  • Director of Marketing & Sales at Homeland Security Research Corp.
  • Product Specialist at BluePhoenix Solutions
  • Vice President, Business Development at TopTix
  • Product Manager at Crystal Systems Solutions
  • Systems Analyst/Programmer at Sonol
  • Moved from Canada to Israel at N/A
  • Manager, Accounting Systems at Government of the Northwest Teritorries - Department of Finance
  • Supervisor of Computer Operations at City of Calgary
  • Manager, Project Management Office at Alberta Treasury Branches
  • Assistant Manager, Electronic Operations at Prudential Insurance

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David De Zwirek's Summary

My expertise is in Technical Marketing. But I don't stop there, as once the sale is made I help to ensure projects complete successfully by being a "client advocate" - acting as a liaison between the client, the project manager and my company ironing out issues, both technical, and more important inter-personal & inter-organizational.

Generalist - Flexible and Versatile
Wide level of International Business, Marketing and Service Experience
Finely tuned writing and presentation skills
Technical Marketing
Client Advocacy
Software Trainer, Explainer & Facilitator



Technical Marketing;
Client Liaison, Advocacy and Support;
High Tech Product Training;
Account Management and Facilitator;
Technology Commercialization;
Change Catalyst.

David De Zwirek's Experience

My Experiences


April 1953Present (61 years 6 months)

LinkedIn does not have a place to list one's life accomplishments - and this defines the person's value along with their past positions. This entry rectifies that omission.

I am proud of what I have done for communities and individuals, aimed at making this world a better place and at making life more pleasant and fun.

For the community: I was chairman of the charitable donations of a large company and its employees; was on a United Way allocation panel for special projects; served on a Synagogue board as Treasurer, overseeing the purchasing of land and construction of a new building; ran for public office; was appointed to the first public library board and elected its chairman where I oversaw the move to a new building, fought and won political battles, and instituted new programs; and managed charitable donations of a service club.

Serving the individual: I have assisted family members, friends, colleagues and others in making their lives better; am a Husband and a Dad.

Director of Marketing & Sales

Homeland Security Research Corp.

20082008 (less than a year)

Brand development; Online marketing; Sales management and lead generation

Homeland Security Research Corp. is a fully independent and private Washington DC based international market research and strategic consulting firm serving the homeland security community.

Product Specialist

BluePhoenix Solutions

Public Company; 501-1000 employees; BPHX; Computer Software industry

20042007 (3 years)

Working at client sites provided technical and managerial consulting, support and training, using Blue Phoenix expertise, products and proprietary technologies.

NOTE: Blue Phoenix is the successor company of Crystal Systems Solutions where I was employed from 1996 to 2003.

Vice President, Business Development


Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer Software industry

20032004 (1 year)

For a start-up firm, find and develop partner-distributors (VARs) and sales channels in new international territories, and support existing ones.

Product Manager

Crystal Systems Solutions

19962003 (7 years)

Reporting to Chief Technical Officer: Implement new technical initiatives, including the product design and business development required for joint offerings with other firms and their technology; Design new applications for existing proprietary technology; Pre- Sales, Sales and Project Support for mainframe product line; Preparation of formal proposals for product and associated project services.

Over and above the listed responsibilities, assisted Chief Financial Officer in quarterly announcement to NASDAQ, and performed critical verbal and written communication with international clients and partners


Marketing Support Manager
New product management and design, market research and material preparation, sales support

Manager of Training
Trained over 250 client and partner senior technical staff worldwide as part of pre and post sales activities. Trained company technical staff in use and application of proprietary software.

Systems Analyst/Programmer


Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Oil & Energy industry

19951996 (1 year)

As a first job in Israel worked on various analysis projects in the realm of fuel distribution; and developed a management accounting and decision support system using Microsoft Access

Moved from Canada to Israel


19931995 (2 years)

Took language courses and had various short term jobs including teaching MS Windows; recommending hardware & software for small entities; analysing hardware & software needs for small lending library at educational institution

Manager, Accounting Systems

Government of the Northwest Teritorries - Department of Finance

19871993 (6 years)

Reporting to the Comptroller General of the NWT, responsible for the financial computer systems of a government with an annual operating budget in excess of $1 billion. Developed, maintained and supported General Ledger, Payroll, Income Tax, Property Tax and Investment Systems.

Supervisor of Computer Operations

City of Calgary

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Government Administration industry

19851986 (1 year)

Responsible for the operations of a mainframe computer complex and a backup site running city systems including the police.

Manager, Project Management Office

Alberta Treasury Branches

19821985 (3 years)

Assisted in migration of computer systems from service provider; responsible for disaster planning; methodology development and standards

Assistant Manager, Electronic Operations

Prudential Insurance

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; PRU; Financial Services industry

19751982 (7 years)

While doing my MBA part time, and earning the Life Insurance designations of FLMI & CLU, progressed from Computer Operator to Systems Programmer to Assistant Manager of the Computer Department in the Canadian Head ofice in Toronto

David De Zwirek's Skills & Expertise

  1. Start-ups
  2. Product Management
  3. Strategy
  4. Marketing Communications
  5. Management
  6. Entrepreneurship
  7. Sales Management
  8. Training
  9. Business Development
  10. Business Analysis
  11. Leadership
  12. Client Liaison
  13. Online Marketing
  14. Banking
  15. Software Documentation
  16. Software Project Management
  17. Marketing
  18. Research
  19. Management Consulting
  20. Commercialization
  21. Business Strategy
  22. Analysis
  23. Pre-sales
  24. Agile Methodologies
  25. Proposal Writing
  26. Lead Generation
  27. Enterprise Software
  28. Marketing Strategy
  29. Technical Marketing
  30. Product Marketing
  31. Market Research
  32. Software Development
  33. Process Improvement
  34. Sales
  35. Business Intelligence

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David De Zwirek's Education

University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management



The University of Toronto is considered one of the top business schools in the world. My degree dates from before the school was named the "Rotman School of Management", when it was simply the Faculty of Management Studies.

University of Toronto

B.Sc., Computer Science


Awarded general B.Sc. in 1974 - studies primarily in Computer Science. Completed additional year of undergraduate studies studying constitutional law, political science, literature and history.

David De Zwirek's Additional Information


DESCRIBING WORDS: Dependable, Persistent, Patient, Kind, Thorough, Loyal, Supportive, Sincere, Logical, Systematic, Steady, Deliberate, Communicative, Friendly, Persuasive, Asks "Why", "Who" and "how", Strategy, Marketing, Computing, Generalist, International, Explainer, Facilitator, Liaison, Wordsmith, Canada, Israel, Arctic, Galilee, MBA, Married, Father, Four kids in 20's, Paternal, Loyal, Loving, Romantic, Sensitive, Caring, Traditional, Theatre, Travel, History, Fishing, Reading, Literature, Exploring, Jewish, Beer, Long Island Ice Tea, Humourous, Reliable, Long walks, Nonsmoker, Adventurous, Bald, Losing weight, Mid-50's, Personable, Honesty, Ethics, Morals, Fun MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE WITH YOUR PC! BOINC http://boinc.berkeley.edu Find cures to Malaria, AIDS and Cancer; and also find alien life with SETI UNITED PROSPERITY http://www.unitedprosperity.org/ Provide bank guarantees to micro-finance entrepreneurs in the developing world, improving their lives and hopes

Groups and Associations:

David is the Group Owner/Manager of two LinkedIn Groups. Join BOINC Users at: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=678497 Featured at: MyLinkGroups.com Join Order of Turtles at: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=708527 Featured at: MyLinkGroups.com

Honors and Awards:

I am truly honoured in being married to the most wonderful person for over three decades - by having four fantastic children - and being blessed with loving family and friends.

I have been awarded with a life that has not been and is not boring - LIFE IS AN ADVENTURE!

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