David Giuliani is a Northwest inventor, serial entrepreneur, and business leader. He is the co‑founder and Chair of the Washington Business Alliance, bringing entrepreneurial talent to Washington State governance. He grew up in Silicon Valley, applying his electrical engineering talents at Hewlett Packard, developing some of the world’s first commercial LED products.
David co‑founded and was the CEO of Optiva Corp, the Sonicare® toothbrush, and its primary inventor. Optiva was the #1 fastest‑growing, privately held U.S. company in 1997, and he received the Entrepreneur of the Year for the USA from the Small Business Administration that same year. He was also the National Entrepreneur of the Year for Manufacturing.
David has specialized in building high performance entrepreneurial organizations that have had lasting impact. He was a featured speaker at the White House Conference on Corporate Responsibility, in recognition of his innovative business practices.
After Sonicare David co‑founded Pacific Bioscience Labs and co‑invented the Clarisonic® skin care system, which also became an Inc 500 success and another venture blockbuster, sold to L’Oreal.
David received his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, summa cum laude, from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He studied graduate‑level electrical engineering and business at Stanford University and has authored more than a dozen U.S. patents. He and his wife Patricia have two children, Nicole and Dan. David enjoys ham radio, travel, all things Italian, and bike riding.