Dave Crandall - Early and Professional Background

I grew up in Liberty, New York a small town in the foothills of the Catskill mountains. I was active in school, yearbook editor, student council president, and other organizations. I was often the representative bringing the voice of students to the administration and school board. I was raised primarily by a single mother who, in addition to being a teacher, also acted as union president for several years. This early understanding and interaction with politics began my interest in eventually being part of a school board.


After leaving Liberty, I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University and began working in the tech industry for Lycos.com. Lycos relocated me to the Boston area. After Lycos I continued my career at VeriSign, ITA Software, and Google. I was part of acquisitions, layoffs, mergers, and amazing growth at each company. I built a reputation for delivering the best programs with minimal budget impacts. After Google I joined Umass Memorial Health Care to assist in the modernization and optimization of their technology.
www.lycos.com       www.verisign.com      www.google.com      Umass Memorial Health Care

Throughout my career I have been fortunate to work with some of the brightest technologists in the world. Together we have changed industries and launched programs and products that support millions of people. I repeatedly managing up to $50 million dollar budgets and 200+ person organizations as we worked to optimize efficiency in the products and services we delivered.

I am very proud of the professional opportunities I have enjoyed. I use that knowledge and experience in my volunteer efforts and community commitments. The knowledge I gained has allowed me to be efficient, creative, and successful in each new opportunity.

Visit my Linkedin page for additional information on my professional background. www.linkedin.com/in/dave-crandall-262a481