Dave Fulk is many things. He is an investor, seasoned executive, serial entrepreneur, consultant, husband, and father. He is unconventional and independent, out to achieve that which has not been achieved before. Hyper-focused on creative solutions, Dave knows how to ask the right questions and pinpoint revenue opportunities that others have missed. His out-of-the-box thinking sheds new light on existing problems.
As a growth and scale specialist, he is able to help business owners turn ideas into action by overcoming challenges and removing obstacles preventing growth. He has experience in many different fields including start-ups, tech, and finance.
With a diverse background spanning multiple industries and several decades, Dave excels in streamlining systems and creating efficiency, while simultaneously increasing productivity and morale. All of these attributes contribute to his ability to grow and scale a company both as an investment or for the purpose of acquisition.
Dave’s approach as an investor is both gentle and ambitious. Sensitive to the fact that not all business owners are seeking an acquisition, he remains open-minded to the opportunity for a partnership where appropriate. In all cases, his goal is pure business growth to the benefit of both the founder and the investors.
With his wealth of knowledge as an investor, Dave focuses on established businesses with 3+ years of consistent revenue and profits, based in the continental United States. In order to create rapid, profitable growth, it is critical that the service lines, connections, expertise, and capital of his team at Profectus Capital Management be synergistic with that of the companies they are partnering with or acquiring. It is because of this approach that Profectus has successfully grown multi-million dollar companies and attracted a team of high-level Partners, Investors, Advisors, and M&A specialists.
Beyond his work as a Partner and Investor at Profectus, Dave is the CEO of Reputation Rhino, where he and his team help many of the world’s most recognizable businesses and individuals manage their online reputations on their own terms. He has assembled a dream team around him, providing them with the tools and resources they need, while removing barriers to success. Together, they are giving clients a second chance at a first impression.
Running a full-service digital agency and online reputation management company that serves individuals, and small- and midsize businesses, Dave works closely with his team to provide a complete range of online public relations, brand management, and digital marketing solutions. Reputation Rhino is made up of legal, public relations, marketing, and technology experts who work tirelessly to remove or suppress negative search results and improve business reviews.
In his role as CEO, Dave is focused on day-to-day operations, creating the vision of Reputation Rhino’s growth plan, and how to expand the business to reach its goals. He is constantly networking and creating strategic partnerships that will drive Reputation Rhino to the next levels of development. Most recently, Dave’s partnership with marketing expert Kevin Harrington promises to propel Reputation Rhino to the next level of success. With the ‘Shark Tank’ star on board, Reputation Rhino is poised for explosive growth.
What sets Dave apart from some of his peers, is his relentless drive to find solutions to unique problems. Every company, industry, and team is different, and Dave knows that creative thinking combined with determination are essential to reaching goals and busting through ceilings.
The energy that Dave brings to all of his undertakings is absolutely unmatched. Somehow, he wakes up everyday full of enthusiasm and passion for what he does and maintains that zeal no matter the project or client. His team knows that Dave operates at a high frequency and rises to meet him, which drives the needle day after day.
While Dave’s days are full by any standards, he remains active in his community and is a devoted husband and father. Dave and his wife have been married for 16 years after a whirlwind romance, and together they have three children. You can often find Dave at the soccer field, the dojo, or dance class as he encourages Chase, Alaina, and Eriannah to pursue their every dream.
Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Dave puts a high value on morals, ethics, and hard work. For the past seven years, Dave has carved out time in his schedule to volunteer with Feeding Tampa Bay, an organization that seeks to “end hunger and nourish hope.”
Dave is an avid reader and traveler and loves to study human behavior. He is especially interested in influence, persuasion, and leadership.
Dave has received dozens of testimonials, recommendations, and endorsements from clients and associates throughout his career. He has been described as a “great mentor, listener, coach, speaker, and leader” and recognized for his “intensity behind the scenes, attention to detail, and ability to quantify data.”
Working with some of the most talented and brilliant entrepreneurs in the world, Dave has been honored to build a community around him that feels he is:
“Innovative problem solver, knowledgeable mentor, and strategic investor…”
“An exceptionally capable Unicorn…”
“Both a planner and a doer…”
“A standout talent…”
“One of the best I’ve ever known…”
Open-minded and innovative, Dave always has his ear to the ground, seeking out new connections and possibilities for collaboration. He makes himself available to discuss business challenges and investment opportunities with anyone who believes that he can offer insight into their unique situation.
As Dave looks to the future, he is excited about the potential he sees to grow his current lines of business, take advantage of new partnerships, and exceed expectations for all of his current and future clients.
With his tenacity, resilience, and ambition, the future is very bright for Dave Fulk.