David Castlegrant received his undergraduate degree (B.A. Ed.) from William Paterson College of New Jersey and his graduate degree (M.S. Administration) from Central Michigan University.
David has had extensive work experience as an executive manager, educator, and business consultant.
For the first 20 years of his business career, David was an executive operations manager for Consumers Distributing Co., Ltd., a major North American retail organization and Foland’s, Inc., a Detroit based retail company. Mr. Castlegrant held full P&L responsibility for all stores as well as participating in the daily operation of the corporation.
In 1992, he founded David Castlegrant & Associates, a management and marketing consulting firm specializing in family owned businesses. He has acted as a consultant to over 80 profit and non-profit organizations in the US, Canada, Great Britain and Russia on such issues as ISO9000:2000 implementation, market research, job description design, policy deployment, employee training and development, recruitment and placement, organization development and facilitation of focus groups, financial analysis, mergers & acquisitions, marketing plans, and new business start-up.
In 1991, David was appointed to the faculty of Cleary University in Howell and Ann Arbor, MI. He is currently Chair of the Marketing and Management Division. He has taught classes in Entrepreneurship, Organizational Behavior, International Business, Marketing, and Quality Management.
David is a Certified Quality Manager, Certified Quality Auditor, and a Certified Professional Marketer.