"You have to motivate folks to try and have fun. Only when people are committed to both, will the organization be a success."


-- Dave Whipple

Dave Whipple

Principal Consultant for Recruitment

Dave joined Advanced Onion after retiring from a 28-year career with the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. There he served as Associate Provost for Innovation and the founding director of IDEA (Institute for Defense Education and Analysis). In addition, he was an educator with the Naval Postgraduate School and specialist in organizational entrepreneurship, as well as an active researcher and advisor on health systems analysis and policy to executives, including the Surgeon General of the Navy and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense. 

He holds a PhD in economics and has extensive experience in business development and organizational entrepreneurship. Dave oversees Advanced Onion’s personnel resources including identification, recruitment and retention of a superior workforce.

An avid hiker and mountain biker, Dave enjoys living on the coast of California.