David Paull

David Paull - Founder & CEODavid Paull
Founder & CEO

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David oversees day-to-day operations at Dialsmith and also works closely with worldwide clients and partners on in-the-moment research solutions to help drive winning business decisions. David advocates for helping over selling, and achieving healthy and sustainable work-life integration for himself and others (because work-life balance doesn’t work!). See below for what else makes him tick.



In His Own Words…

What is the most interesting or memorable project you’ve been a part of?

We get to work on so many cool projects that it’s hard to pick one. The ones that most stick out in my mind are the television shoots, like Food Network Star, and live events, like the TED Conference.

What is one thing people don’t generally know about you?

Well, once when I was really, really…no, wait…I’m not telling you that one!

Where in the world do you most want to visit?

The list is long, but the South of France is next.

What’s the strangest thing on your desk?

A Clampersand. Google it…

What’s the best hotel amenity you’ve ever received?

Upgrades to a suite are always nice, though I’m usually not in the room enough to enjoy it. Just give me solid Wi-Fi, a bottle of water, and a comfortable bed and I’m happy!

What is your favorite / least favorite:

Word: mellifluous / spendy
Smell: coffee / dirty diapers
Sound: my kids laughing / my kids crying

What’s your idea of a perfect weekend morning?

Strong coffee, a really good bagel with cream cheese, and a long hike.

What food could you not live without?


Perfect sandwich?

A proper Philly Cheesesteak. Current favorite is from Sonny’s.

What’s your favorite drink?

Coffee or bourbon (depending on if I need to perk up or chill out).

In your next life you’d like to be?

…given the chance to enjoy this one again.