David has a strong desire to help people and systems reach their potential. One of his college professors once said, “He’s very good at seeing the relevance of the seemingly irrelevant.” David combines this skill with an attention to detail and the ability to reduce complexity by converting overwhelming challenges into manageable tasks.
David has a demonstrated history of management in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries; and is skilled in Cross-functional Team Leadership, Innovation, Coaching, Continuous Improvement, Human Resource Management and Supply Chain Planning.
His Human Resource Management experience includes staffing, internal placement, outplacement, wage & salary administration, unemployment compensation, workers compensation, employee relations, job skills training, equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
David is a Life Protection Coach with multiple black belts in Shotokan Karate and Taiho Jutsu. Trained under Shojiro Sugiyama and Hidetaka Nishiyama of the Japan Karate Association and Charles L. Plaines, Sr., a product of the Strategic Air Command’s Combative Measures Instructor Training Program, David’s martial arts experience also includes Aikido, Jujutsu, Kali, Tae Kwon Do, Tai Chi Chuan and Tai Mantis Kung Fu.
David holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with concentrations in Public/Non-profit Management and Human Resource Management, and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Economics, Rhetoric and Law. He is APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) and an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP). David is also a Certified Elite Fitness Trainer (ISSA) and is certified as a defensive tactics instructor with the US Taiho Jutsu Academy.
``TEMPO Group supports individuals and organizations to be intentional about their progress, challenge their recognized and hidden belief systems, and capitalize...``
``In addition to a tremendous level of acumen in the leadership and management arena, Doug Shipley brings a noteworthy grace and dignity to all he does.”
Jeff Lindsey, PhDProgram Manager - UTK Law Enforcement Innovation Center
“I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. David Shipley for many years. He was the Employment Manager at Abbott Laboratories and I reported directly to him as an entry level Recruiter. David is business focused and works to ensure company goals and objectives are met. He is a great communicator, a role model and mentor...``
Kay KneelandFormer HR Director, Abbott Laboratories
“...Doug has been a true Godsend. He has helped us become better entrepreneurs and leaders. His expertise in Business Development has allowed us to expand our mindset of PuffCuff and formulate clear plans of action. He has helped us to navigate through business ambiguity, be purposeful and deliberate in our growth... ”
Garrett & Ceata LashCEO
“David Shipley is a personable, ethical, skilled professional. I met David in 1984/85 when he assumed responsibility for our new, developing relationshi p as the main supplier of staffing services to all of Abbott in Lake County, IL – a strategic relationship for both Abbott and Manpower that lived on for decades... ”