For years now you’ve come to know me as, David of, “A Bachelor & His Grill.” I’ve shared openly my story… And, in hindsight, sometimes more openly than I feel comfortable. Well, behind the scenes, there’s a bit more substance to life than the searing grates of this Bachelor’s grill, my lust for travel, undying commitment to great chocolate & tasty ice cold brewski.
Over the last decade I’ve balanced numerous community commitments, the social schedules of 2 amazing kiddos, a blossoming culinary career, & a series of hectic professional obligations, from 9-5, in the world of financial services, charged with high-level leadership roles across consumer & commercial banking, credit, lending, & private wealth management.
So. The formula goes something like this… Banking executive by day. Blogger, brand ambassador, social networker, recipe developer, photographer, & grill master by night. Trying to be the best Dad I can 24/7. Oh, and somewhere in between mixing in a smidgen of fun… and, if enough time left over, I’ll even kick my feet up for a few hours of sleep.
That said, as of 8am yesterday, my life took a turn.
I’m incredibly excited to announce. After months of interviews. Weekend flights to Timbuktu & back. Hours in airport terminals. Strong deliberation, consideration & consultation with some of my closest advisers & family…
I’ve officially resigned my current position with Bank.
In 3wks I’ll embark on a new journey & incredible career opportunity as Executive Managing Director of one of the most successful, well-respected financial asset management organizations in the US of A – leading a team based in West Michigan that is annually recognized as among the very best in their profession, across the industry!
This organization is absolutely top notch, rooted in blue-collar Midwestern values. The leadership team has demonstrated themselves to stand firm upon a foundation of integrity, to be unwavering in character, & committed to the importance of family & work-life balance.
I’m so incredibly grateful for this opportunity to work hard, contribute within & learn from a group of talented individuals, & add value to the holistic effort from our advisers & agents, on behalf of both clients & shareholders.:))
So. What of, “A Bachelor & His Grill”? Well. I couldn’t be more thrilled with the opportunities & doors opening as I continue to pursue my passions in the culinary arts!! And, because of an improved work-life balance & incremental positive energy from 9-5, in a trusted environment, I’ll be grilling, chilling & writing, photographing, traveling, & performing across various media channels with greater regularity going forward!
Thanks to the Good Lord – It is truly a very exciting time – personally & professionally!
Now. Having resigned. My 17day wknd commences immediately!! Time to grow a beard, hit the gym hard, play with my kiddos, watch baseball, drink great beer (gotta stay hydrated), read, lay on the beach somewhere warm & recharge my batteries… then time to get down to business on 9/1!!
Thank you, all. With love & gratitude. Onward. Upward. -David, “A Bachelor, Banker, Blogger & His Grill”