CEO of LifeShield
David Tanzer is a strategic operating and business development executive specializing in transforming and accelerating the growth of traditional media, direct marketing, healthcare services and education companies using the latest digital technology and innovative marketing partnerships. Mr. Tanzer has 25 years of diverse experience, including as CEO or President of eight companies, service on nine company boards, and consulting to numerous private equity firms and corporate clients.
Currently, Mr. Tanzer is CEO of LifeShield, LLC, a provider of next-generation wi-fi DIY home security equipment and services, acquired in May 2017 from ATT/DirecTV.
Previously, Mr. Tanzer was President and CFO of The Noodle Companies, which operates four educational technology companies transforming U.S. education.
Before that, Mr. Tanzer was President of PDR Network, where he led the transformation of the iconic Physicians’ Desk Reference brand from a print-centric publisher to a multi-channel digital content and services company.
Mr. Tanzer has served as an outside Director of Healthy Directions, The Greeley Company, and CurtCo Robb Media. Mr. Tanzer’s consulting clients have included leading private equity firms, as well as companies such as InterActiveCorp, Learning Care Group, Loeb Enterprises, McGraw-Hill, NutriSystem, Publishers Clearinghouse, Reed Elsevier, Remedy Health Media, Scholastic, TimeWarner, and Wolters Kluwer.
Mr. Tanzer graduated Harvard College, magna cum laude in Economics, and Harvard Business School, where he was a George F. Baker Scholar.