David Barrett

Chief Financial Officer, Creative Bus Sales

Board Member

David is a seasoned executive with broad industry experience in both high-growth and turnaround situations. His career has been focused on driving significant value growth at the companies he works for by bridging the gap between finance and operations. David spent seven years in higher education as the CFO of Trident University, where he developed a passion for working collaboratively to improve student outcomes. Prior to Trident, he held senior leadership roles for several private equity-backed companies, led M&A advisory services with KPMG, and started his career in public accounting with BDO.

David holds a BS in Accounting from Chapman University, an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he was awarded the Anderson Fellowship, is a CA-licensed CPA, and serves as a commissioned officer with the US Coast Guard Reserve.