David Griffith

David Griffith

Sales Manager US/Canada at FourVision HR Plus ►LION 15,000◄►30,000,000◄

United States
Information Technology and Services

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David Griffith's Overview

  • Co-Founder at Rockford Linked, LinkedIn Group
  • Founder at Social Media Club Rockford - Rockford, Illinois, USA
  • CEO at ROC-net Broadband Internet Services (An Illinois CLEC)
  • Owner at DD Griffith Consulting
  • Manager at Tot Heil des Volks - "For the Salvation of the People"
  • Psychiatric Technician at Swedish American Hospital
  • Construction Expeditor / Vice President at Round Tree Inc
  • Rockford University
  • Culture ROI
  • Purdue University
  • Rock Valley College
  • Rockford East High School
  • Toastmasters

500+ connections


David Griffith's Experience

Sales Manager US/Canada

FourVision HR Plus

Public Company; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

September 2014Present (2 months) United States and Canada

Microsoft Dynamics AX is the fastest growing ERP solution and is selected more and more as the ERP solution. Most of the time Dynamics AX replaces SAP or Oracle, or will be introduced as the first global ERP solution.

As a specialist for implementing the HCM module we are growing together with Dynamics AX.

Together with our add on ‘HR Plus’ the Dynamics AX HRM module is a perfect fit for local organizations as well as global accounts.

FourVision HR Plus delivers products and services for Dynamics AX HCM. FourVision HR Plus implements, the HRM module of Dynamics AX. The staff of FourVision HR Plus are HR and Payroll experts for Dynamics AX HRM.

There are 4 core activities:

1. HR Plus for Microsoft Dynamics AX HRM
FourVision HR Plus delivers the add on HR Plus. This add on is an adjustment on the standard HRM module of Dynamics AX. With our add on, the HRM module is complete and fully suitable worldwide for the sectors Government, Business, Healthcare and Education.

2. Implementation Microsoft Dynamics AX HRM
FourVision HR Plus is the implementation partner for the total HRM solution of Dynamics AX. We implement the total HR module of Dynamics AX together with your Partner of on our own. We make it work!

3. Payroll
We make the interface with your local payroll system like ADP, Unit4, RAET.

4. Support and Maintenance
FourVision HR Plus is your Partner for all the support concerning HR and Payroll. We take care of the professional support as is to be expected. We are also available for backup, advisory, fall back scenarios or just a listening ear.

FourVision HR Plus IS THE partner for you for Dynamics AX HRM!

E-mail me ♦ david.griffith@fourvision.com

Managing Partner

Studio Fyra

Partnership; 1-10 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

March 2013Present (1 year 8 months)

Studio Fyra was originally founded in 2002 by four individuals drawn to work together to exponentially multiply their combined years of experience. Together they possess a number of stackable strengths in branding, marketing, PR and design to build a creative organization designed to help businesses better promote themselves in the world of traditional print, radio and television mass media and online, product, event and social media marketing.

Fyra is the Swedish word for 4. Our current team of Managing Partners each enjoy large long-term relationships with networks of resourceful persons to work strategically in association, collaboration or partnership toward the successful completion of any endeavor.

Experience for yourself the exponential results possible with Studio Fyra. Get to know the power of 4.


DD Griffith Consulting

September 2007Present (7 years 2 months)

Returned to the United States to run the turnaround and multi-million dollar acquisition of a group of carrier class broadband companies by Midwest private investor.

Advised businesses, academic bodies and government agencies with best practices for implementing broadband fiber optic and wireless technologies as a means toward growth enterprise and wealth building.

Ran operations and marketing for a group of Midwest paper, plastic and metal recycling companies.

Organized, promoted, marketed and drove attendance to several physical events and to virtual events making use of New Media Marketing, Social Media best practices.

Built, maintained and hosted several WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, .NET and ColdFusion websites, blogs and e-commerce sites

Consulted and performed projects with several local businesses, non-profits, private schools, municipalities and candidates, developing strategy, goals, objectives and tactics to successfully implement strategic Social Media best practices and then help them to successfully implement and monitor tailor-made solutions.

E-mail me ♦ ddgriffith@ddgriffith.com


Rockford Linked, LinkedIn Group

July 2008Present (6 years 4 months) Rockford, Illinois Area

Rockford Linked is a group designed for LinkedIn professionals doing business in the Rockford area. It is a place to meet both online and offline to network and participate in discussions.

Rockford Linked is the largest LinkedIn business networking community of its type in the region. Its free, fun and beneficial to all who participate. Now with more than 3000 members!

Please join us! > http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=153242

E-mail me ♦ ddgriffith@ddgriffith.com


Social Media Club Rockford - Rockford, Illinois, USA

August 2008Present (6 years 3 months) Rockford, Illinois Area

Social Media Club Rockford brings together journalists, publishers, artists, amateur media creators, citizen journalists, teachers, students, tool makers, and other interested collaborators.

People who create and consume media, who have an interest in seeing the ‘media industry’ evolve.

LinkedIn and Online Marketing Consultant


Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Environmental Services industry

July 2012January 2013 (7 months) rockford, illinois area

Watersurplus' network of water treatment professionals allows us to create demand for new, surplus, and rental assets. Watersurplus currently recycle valuable assets from major North American Manufacturers to more than 60 countries.

Watersurplus goals are to create a more sustainable world by reuse and recycling water equipment and reverse osmosis membranes. Several global OEM partners have leveraged the value of refurbished assets and reconditioned reverse osmosis elements to provide high quality drinking and plant process water to hundreds of thousands individuals. Each recycled element may produce over 3,000,000 clean gallons of reusable water each year it is in service.

Watersurplus offers a range of capabilities that include consultation, recycling, pilot plants, service & start-up, testing, build-own-operate, warehousing & logistics and export marketing. Watersurplus' expertise and market-based partners, along with a vast, ready-to-ship inventory is what makes Watersurplus your unique solution provider. Watersurplus is proud to be your trusted supply chain solution and rental equipment resource.

Watersurplus is a full service supplier to the Water and Waste Water Treatment industries. Watersurplus specializes in helping you find the right product at the best price to fulfill your project or equipment needs. For those looking to sell their excess inventory, Watersurplus provides a full investment recovery program to maximize your return on your used and excess water treatment equipment.

From RO housings, used filtration equipment, used pumps and used filter presses to surplus water storage tanks, water filtration, water purification equipment, water softeners, water conditioning and treatment equipment; Watersurplus has the necessary solutions for any of your water or waste water process equipment applications.


E-mail me ♦ ddgriffith@ddgriffith.com

Freelance Online Marketing Consultant

Alignment Rockford

20122012 (less than a year)

Managing Partner

Social Media University

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Professional Training & Coaching industry

August 2009December 2011 (2 years 5 months)

Hands-on, crash-course educational training workshops to help businesses unlocked Social Media's ability to generate endless leads and close substantially more business.

Provide insider secrets and strategies to leverage TIME, RESULTS and PROFITS using the top social networking platforms...getting companies, organizations and entrepreneurs back on the fast track to growing their business, their brand and their bottom line profits.

Attendees hit the ground running and leave with a STRATEGY, an ACTION PLAN, TANGIBLE RESULTS they can point to and an understanding of best practices for use with Social Media Marketing and how you integrate it into their sales and marketing plan.

Mission is to provide an advantage to hard-working, entrepreneurial people and organizations, helping them win the competitive battle for Sales & Market Share.

Program consists of continuing education products that put companies on the fast-track to success.

Social Media University is an organization dedicated to helping companies, organizations, entrepreneurs and sales professionals learn how to effectively use Social Media to generate qualified leads and grow their businesses.


Lead generation and new business development through the integration of Social Media into your marketing and sales strategy.


ROC-net Broadband Internet Services (An Illinois CLEC)

September 2007July 2009 (1 year 11 months) Rockford, Illinois Area

ROC-net provides broadband communication infrastructure to businesses, organizations and individuals using world-class, fiber-based services.

We are committed to providing the highest speed, lowest cost fiber connectivity and broadband service available and will continually re-invest to achieve these goals, helping companies and individuals communicate, collaborate and coordinate information throughout the world.

Our many clients range from governmental entities and healthcare facilities to manufacturing and service organizations.

We believe that communities leading in high-speed fiber optic connectivity will reap the benefits of economic growth, increased productivity and a better quality of life.


DD Griffith Consulting

September 1992September 2007 (15 years 1 month) Amsterdam Area, Netherlands

Developed networks of relationships, wholesale, retail and e-commerce business contacts, academic, government and media contacts, in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Worked extensively with businesses in B2B, B2C sales and service of computer hardware and software, advertising and media, internet hosting, e-commerce, fast moving and durable consumer goods, hardware, textiles, packaging, gifts, retail, consumer services and industrial manufacture.

Architected, engineered, developed, and copyrighted software, hardware, and techniques for best practices for publishing content and for the production and fulfillment of publications.

Licensed B2B and personal publishing software, to businesses and consumers, in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Advised and trained printers and publishers on best practices in implementing the integration of new technologies into conventional printing and publishing processes.

Published over 100 fiction, non-fiction, albums, periodicals, consumer lifestyle and B2B magazines from concept to completion, casting, licensing characters, co producing content and editing as necessary.

Marketed, published, printed, and distributed more than 3.0 million publications delivered in Europe, the Middle East and Africa through B2B, action marketing, sales promotions, retail and e-commerce.


Tot Heil des Volks - "For the Salvation of the People"

January 1990September 1992 (2 years 9 months) Amsterdam Area, Netherlands

Directed and managed 'The Shelter', a 200 bed, Christian youth hostel ministry, with a staff of 35, in the center of the Red Light District of Amsterdam.

Successfully worked getting street teens, homeless, prostitutes, alcoholics and junkies off the streets, in cooperation with non for profit and government agencies, finding temporary and permanent placement, and indoctrination back into society.

Advised and trained non for profit and government agencies in the best practices for care and treatment of alcohol and chemically dependent persons.

Psychiatric Technician

Swedish American Hospital

19881990 (2 years) Rockford, Illinois Area

Non-profit, health care hospital system dedicated to providing the highest value care to those who are sick, and the most effective prevention strategies to those who are well.

Worked in a multi-disciplinary model, doing ‘intakes’ and counseling, together with medical doctors, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, various members of clergy and parents in the in-patient treatment of teens and young adults with diagnosed social, behavioral and drug and alcohol related issues.

Consulted independent and government agencies regarding methods of care and treatment of alcohol and chemically dependant persons.

Member of R.A.S.A.C. (Rockford Area Substance Abuse Council).

Construction Expeditor / Vice President

Round Tree Inc

19781988 (10 years) Rockford, Illinois Area

Full service construction company providing architectural drafting, building materials and general contracting.

Real estate sales, development and construction company.

Architectural drafting of single- and multi-family residential buildings.

Wholesale sales of building materials in residential, commercial, industrial and urban remodeling and renovation markets.

General contracting and sales team leadership in sales of single- and multi- family residential buildings, including designs, materials, and construction.

General contracting and sales team leadership in sales of agricultural, commercial and industrial buildings, and urban remodeling and renovation.

Coordination of new home sales teams.

Proudly worked alongside every trade, digging footings, soldering pipe, pulling wire, hammering nails, hauling shingles and driving trucks and forklift trucks of all weights, classes and sizes.

David Griffith's Skills & Expertise

  1. Microsoft Dynamics AX
  2. Microsoft Partner
  3. Human Resources
  4. Human Capital Management
  5. Global Human Resources Management
  6. Start-ups
  7. Social Networking
  8. Online Marketing
  9. Social Media Marketing
  10. Social Media
  11. Facebook
  12. Training
  13. Marketing Strategy
  14. Sales
  15. Coaching
  16. Public Speaking
  17. Sales Management
  18. Networking
  19. Consulting
  20. Direct Marketing
  21. Entrepreneurship
  22. Executive Coaching
  23. Microsoft Office
  24. Operations Management
  25. Product Marketing
  26. Publishing
  27. Wordpress
  28. Adobe Creative Suite
  29. Teaching
  30. Mac
  31. Image Editing
  32. Digital Printing
  33. Wireless
  34. LinkedIn
  35. Illustration
  36. QuarkXPress
  37. Adobe Acrobat
  38. Recycling
  39. Lifestyle Coaching
  40. Broadband
  41. Offset Printing
  42. Word Of Mouth Marketing
  43. Training & Development
  44. Twitter
  45. Marketing Communications
  46. Writing
  47. Environmental Management
  48. Operations
  49. Quickbooks
  50. Wordpress Design

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David Griffith's Summary

Top 1% Most Viewed LinkedIn Profile!

Experienced in marketing, PR and communications.

Proven expertise and experience in best practices and use of many social media platforms.

Expertise and experience with computer hardware, software, network, intranet, and Internet technology, website, ecommerce and blog development and site hosting.

Skilled with many types of programming and support languages, framework and content management platforms.

Reputed as a trusted and respected team player; a business minded person who consistently applies sound ethics and principle centered values of honesty, open-mindedness, willingness, fairness, loyalty and integrity in all decisions and actions.

Skilled in social and organizational communication and a trained and insightful listener.

Strong character, capable of sound decision making and action.

Enjoys working with diverse groups of people.

Lifelong learner.

Husband, father and family man involved in church and community. Natural LEADER continuously seeking growth and improvement.

LEADER, able to impart vision, motivate and build purpose-driven teams focused on success.

What makes a LEADER?

It is not a role or job title but a collection of skills, qualities and talents that can be nurtured and developed, learned and taught.

These are as follows:
L = a Learner with a beginners mind
E = has Ears to hear, a listener
A = is Adaptable and flexible
D = has Direction, vision and purpose
E = an Enroller, able to inspire
R = is Responsible for results

Strengths Finder 2.0 Top 5:
1. Ideation
2. Connectedness
3, Individualization
4. Activator
5. Intellection

E-mail ♦ ddgriffith@gmail.com

David Griffith's Education

Rockford University

BSMS - Bachelor of Science Management Studies, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

20132015 (expected)

Activities and Societies: Dean's List

Culture ROI

Trainers Training and Coaching Certificate, Leadership Trainers Academy


Purdue University

Certificate, Supervisory Management


Rock Valley College

Mechanical Engineering


Rockford East High School


Activities and Societies: Football, Honor Roll


Public Speaking

David Griffith's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Dutch

    (Full professional proficiency)
  • Geek Speek

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)

David Griffith's Certifications

  • Leadership Academy Trainers Certification

    • Culture ROI
    • May 2007

David Griffith's Additional Information


SKILLS: Social Media Platform and Community Management Website, E-Commerce and Blog Development Image, Audio and Video Editing and Content Publishing for Print or Web Computer Building, IT and Network Administration Essay, Creative, Copy, PR and Journalistic Writing and Editing Communications, Public Relations, Presentations and Public Speaking Leadership, Personal Development and Organizational Training and Coaching SOFTWARE: Adobe CS Master Suite QuarkXPress Microsoft Office iWork QuickBooks PROGRAMMING: HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript and JQuery MySql, SQL and MSSQL CMS (WordPress, Joomla, Drupal) Framework (CodeIgniter, Bootstrap) SOCIAL MEDIA/ONLINE TOOLS: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, etc… Constant Contact, AWeber, MailChimp, InfusionSoft, etc… Google Analytics, Google Alerts, Hootsuite, Bit.ly, etc… INTERESTS: Computers, Internet and Technology Continuous Learning and Having a Broad Topical Literacy Reading, Writing, Films, Photography

Groups and Associations:

• Alcoholics Anonymous • Narcotics Anonymous • Edgewater Neighborhood Association • Rockford Chamber of Commerce • Rockford Linked LinkedIn Networking • Social Media Club International • Toastmasters International • Transform Rockford • Heartland Community Church • Google+ (http://gplus.to/ddgriffith) • LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/in/ddgriffith) • Facebook (http://facebook.com/ddgriffith) • YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/ddgriffith) • Goodreads (http://www.goodreads.com/profile/ddgriffith)

Honors and Awards:

• Co-Translator of (1) NA Basic Text (English-Dutch)
• Co-Translator of 11 NA IP (Information Pamphlets) (English-Dutch)
• Co-Author of 1 HR Incentive Program Training Workshop
• Author of 3 EST Type Training Workshops
• Author of 1 Sesame Street Illustrated Children’s Book
• Author of 3 Walt Disney Company Illustrated Children’s Books
• Author of 14 Original Cast Illustrated Children’s Book

• Co-Sponsor Disney Children’s Summit to UNESCO

David Griffith's Courses

  • Mechanical Engineering

    Rock Valley College

    • Introduction to Sociology (ANSO 150)
    • American Literature Pre-Civil War (ENGL 199)
    • Western Civilization I (HIST 101)
    • Calculus Analytical Geometry I (MATH 130)
    • Introduction to Academic Writing (RHET 101)
    • Western Civilization III (HIST 103)
    • Technical Graphics (MT 1423)
    • Ethics (PHIL 122)
  • BSMS - Bachelor of Science Management Studies, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

    Rockford University

    • Team Dynamics (BSMS 301)
    • Organizational Communication (BSMS 305)
    • HR Foundations (BSMS 348)
    • Research Proposal (BSMS 361)
    • Art Appreciation (ART 130)
    • Organizational Ethics (BSMS 315)
    • Negotiation & Conflict Resolution (BSMS 338)
    • Marketing (BSMS 358)
    • Topics in the Humanities (BSMS 382)
    • Principles of Financial Accounting (BSMS 220)
    • Principles of Managerial Accounting (BSMS 221)
    • Technology (BSMS 371)
    • Readings in Managemnt & Organizational Theory (BSMS 343)
    • Topics in the Sciences (BSMS 381)
    • Development & Review of Financial Information (BSMS 323)
    • Government & Organizations (BSMS 336)
    • Leadership Seminar (BSMS 345)
    • Sports Ethics (PHIL 223)
    • Global Diversity (BSMS 351)

David Griffith's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Board Member

      Edgewater Neighborhood Association
      April 2010 present (4 years 7 months)

      The Edgewater Neighborhood is a beautiful Rockford West side neighborhood, on and near the Rock River, that is rich in history and community involvement.

      There are as many as 1,200 households in Edgewater. They not only consist of single family homes but there are multifamily dwellings as well. Renters and homeowners alike are welcome to become members of the Edgewater Neighborhood association. To find out more information on becoming a member please visit our become a member page.

      For more information please visit: http://www.rockfordedgewater.org/

    • Volunteer

      Golden Apple Foundation
      • Education
      January 2012 present (2 years 10 months)

      Golden Apple Foundation is a volunteer-driven organization that celebrates, inspires and supports educational excellence in our community. Local founders, Don Zimmerman and Dr. Richard Novak, took a common passion for education and turned it into a collective community effort by mobilizing volunteers to recognize excellence in teaching.

      Since 1997, the Golden Apple Foundation has grown from honoring teachers in one school district to honoring teachers, principals and volunteers in more than 150 schools, both public and non-public, in Winnebago and Boone counties.

      Today, the Golden Apple Foundation continues its mission of inspiring, celebrating and supporting educational excellence in our community through four core programs: Awards & Recognition, Teacher Academy, Classroom Grants and Community Engagement.

      The Foundation operates on the generous financial support of community businesses and individuals, as well as the more than 400 volunteers that donate their time and effort to make these programs successful each year.

      Celebrating Excellence…Through the Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Award Program, Outstanding Principal Award and Volunteer Recognition Awards the Golden Apple Foundation recognizes influential citizens throughout Winnebago and Boone Counties.

      Inspiring Excellence…Through the planting of college aspiration seeds through the "I Know I Can" program and through the Golden Apple Teacher Academy.

      Supporting Excellence...Through Golden Apple Foundation’s Classroom Project grants and Community Educational initiatives enhance the collaborative partnership between teachers, community volunteers and local businesses in order to strengthen our communities educational system.

      For more information please visit http://www.goldenappleofrockford.com

    • Volunteer

      December 2013 present (11 months)

      "Transforming our region from within"

      The Transform Rockford mission is to facilitate the creation and implementation of a strategic plan by the community for the purposes of dramatically improving the social and economic well-being of the community and its residents.

      The initiative is about true transformation – not just incremental improvement – in which everyone’s thoughts and voices will contribute to its success. This inclusive approach is based on the belief that better ideas and plans come to the forefront when those affected the most have input throughout the process of making the plans. By applying strategic planning processes used successfully in businesses, our community will develop our vision – together – for the future as well as strategies and detailed plans to achieve that vision. Every individual, through a public process, will be asked to provide insight, input and commitment to this transformational endeavor. Then, using the vision as a guide, an aggressive implementation plan will bring our collective vision to reality.

      For more information please visit http://transformrockford.org

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Arts and Culture
      • Children
      • Civil Rights and Social Action
      • Economic Empowerment
      • Education
      • Environment
      • Health
      • Human Rights
      • Poverty Alleviation
      • Science and Technology
      • Social Services

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