David Wynne, IDSA Vice President of Finance and Strategy Boxed
David Wynne, IDSA, is a finance and operations executive who harnesses empathetic leadership in various industries and environments. His mission in every company and interaction is to create sustainable and scalable value.
Wynne is vice president of finance and strategy at Boxed and leads financial planning and analysis, business operations, business systems and procurement. Previously, Wynne served as vice president of operational finance at American Apparel where he led restructuring activities through two bankruptcies and played a critical role in the eventual sale of the company. Before American Apparel, Wynne served as director of sales at Pressed Juicery, a national cold pressed juice manufacturer and retailer. He managed as many as 200 staff while leading and building teams across retail operations, technology, e-commerce, corporate sales, marketing, analytics and customer service.
He spent almost a decade in management consulting (Mars & Co.) and private equity (Riverside Company) advising, investing in and supporting companies across a diverse range of industries. Early in his career, Wynne consulted with Navistar and holds four patents for products he helped design for the company.
Wynne earned an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as president of the Wharton Innovation and Design Club. He transformed the club into a pan-university organization (the first of its kind), recruiting and leading more than 20 board members and hundreds of members from various programs across the campus (design, engineering and business, among others).
Wynne also holds a master’s degree in product development and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with minors in industrial design and business—both from Carnegie Mellon University—where he also developed products for Navistar, Kennametal and New Balance.