Chief Executive Officer
David Dobson joined Digital River in February 2013, as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. David leads Digital River in its mission to help companies find new and better ways of successfully building and growing profitable online businesses on a global basis. Today, Digital River’s ecommerce technologies and international experts are working behind the scenes to support thousands of companies around the world, including respected industry leaders such as Microsoft, Adobe, Kaspersky, Lenovo, Logitech, Samsung and Ubisoft. David’s leadership is integral to Digital River’s plan to accelerate growth, drive quality and customer satisfaction, and evolve its ecommerce solution to meet the needs of today’s highly connected buyers.
David joins Digital River from CA Technologies where he was executive vice president and group executive for the company’s Global Lines of Business. David was responsible for leading CA’s broad portfolio of products and solutions for mainframe, distributed and cloud computing environments. His team played a key role in repositioning CA as a market leader in cloud enablement solutions, as well as driving increased revenue, market share and profitability during his tenure.
Prior to joining CA Technologies in 2010, David served as president of Pitney Bowes Management Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pitney Bowes, Inc. Also during his tenure at Pitney Bowes, David served as executive vice president and chief strategy and innovation officer, where he was responsible for leading the development of the company’s long-term strategy and increasing the company’s focus and capacity on innovation as a source of growth.
Before coming to Pitney Bowes in 2008, David was chief executive officer of Corel Corporation, a global provider of leading software titles, including CorelDRAW®, WordPerfect® and WinZip®. During his three years at Corel, the company grew revenue 20 percent year-over-year, and increased profits by more than 30 percent each year. In 2006, he was instrumental in leading the company’s successful initial public offering.
Before joining Corel in 2005, David spent 19 years at IBM where he held a number of senior management positions, including corporate vice president, Emerging Business Opportunities, and president and general manager, IBM Printing Systems Division.
David graduated from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, with a degree in electrical engineering and management.