As owner and chief executive officer of Etienne Business Solutions (EBS), David brings 25 years of accounting, financial management, new business development, and business and project management experience to his clients. He holds the Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and management, and a Master of Science degree in accounting from the University of the West Indies. His subsequent scholastic achievements were, certifying as a Project Management Professional, attaining the designation of Chartered Accountant, and qualifying as a Certified Public Accountant.
David has worked in public accounting and the insurance industry, lectured in management, accounting, economics, and statistics at universities and colleges, with experience in the development of for-profit and non-profit businesses. His professional repertoire also includes accounting and financial management positions on projects with several multinational organizations including the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Canada Institutional Development Agency (CIDA), and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).
David holds the view that the small business sector has a major role to play in the process of economic recovery, and that micro-businesses are being relied on to stand up and be counted. He also opines that this sector is quite often not strategically empowered to be that catalyst of change. He resolves to make available to this group of entrepreneurs, the necessary expertise, competence, and integrity that their businesses need and deserve.
David is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Georgia Society of CPAs, the Project Management Institute, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica.