Progress Partners

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Progress Partners is a boutique investment firm based in Boston and New York City providing financial advisory services to companies in media, marketing, advertising, and software.

David Arslanian

David joined Progress Partners as a Managing Director in January 2018 after working with the team as an Executive in Residence since in September 2017. A close associate of the firm for over a decade, David is a seasoned entrepreneur with over twenty years of experience in technology and finance. 

Prior to joining Progress Partners, David has held various senior operating roles at emerging video technology companies. Most recently, David held senior positions at Telaria (FKA Temor Video) and served as the Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategic Partnerships, where he was tasked with identifying key strategic partnerships and acquisitions across the advertising software ecosystem.

In the years leading to his tenure at Telaria, David co-founded and served as President of AppliedQ, an advertising technology firm that developed integrated solutions in video advertising for the cable and telco industry. David also served as the Vice President of Strategy and Integration at Pointroll, a pioneering firm in digital advertising that was acquired by Sizmek in 2015. He came to Pointroll in 2012 as part of the Rovion acquisition which he helped orchestrate as President and Chief Operating Officer.
Before transitioning to advertising, David held operating roles in biotechnology and financial services technology, serving as Chief Operating Officer of Inanovate, Inc. and as Senior Project Manager at SEI Investments. David currently sits on the board of directors for Inanovate and innRoads, a software developer for hotel management.

David received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts Boston and earned his MBA from Babson College in 2006 with a concentration in Global Strategic Management. There, he was the recipient of the Roger W. Babson award for outstanding leadership.

He currently lives in Belmont, Massachusetts with his wife Anna and children, Isaac, Jacob, and a new baby daughter, Abigail. When he’s not working, you can find David in his back yard playing superhero with his sons or watching the Red Sox.


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