David J. Housey
The Finance Guy And Partner
Housey is a founding partner of Ideal Business Partners a multi-disciplinary professional services firm providing corporate law and corporate finance for the healthcare market. Immediately prior, he was the president and founder of PolyVista, a strategic consultancy based in Las Vegas, Nevada. By experience, Housey is a CPA, equity analyst, banker, entrepreneur, professor and executive officer who now provides strategic, operational and financial consulting to small and medium size businesses.
Housey was engaged as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Ascent Solutions, a professional, industry certified, Information Technology provider with a nationwide footprint. Here he created and integrated procedures for all major systems including lead acquisition, quoting, sales, order processing, inventory handling, service delivery, accounting, account management and reporting.
Housey has also held multi-year executive positions (President and Chief Financial Officer) with Vancouver-listed, StonePoint Global Brands an international brand enhancement and product management company. Housey was responsible for establishing policies and executing the strategies and objectives of the company and its various subsidiaries. During this time, the company reduced overhead by half and increased capacity by five times: a ten fold efficiency gain.
Previously, Housey was managing director of a specialist financial firm that provided investment banking and corporate advisory services to companies that range from early stage technology to global finance.
Formerly, Housey was a restaurant industry analyst at Robertson Stephens and SG Cowen in New York City. He also worked in the restaurant industry, conducting and publishing market research while co-managing a private equity fund.
Housey has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1992, having worked on financial audits and reviews in the manufacturing, construction, real estate and retail sales industries. Subsequently, he was a bank lender responsible for managing a commercial loan portfolio and also worked with a risk management team at Lehman Brothers International in London. In the later, he participated in a proprietary investigation of risk management practices encompassing credit, market and operational risks. Additionally, he has lived and worked in Buenos Aires and Caracas and has done project work in China.
Born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Housey earned a bachelor of arts in accounting with High Honors from Michigan State University. In 1999, he earned a Master of Arts with Honors in International Relations and Economics from the Johns Hopkins University, in Washington, DC.