David Hasley has been described as a business and banking whiz. His career spans more than 40 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience. He was the lead commercial lender and administer for a regional California bank when he penned the first edition of Starting Up. The book was conceptualized as a guide for the many consulting clients he represented on behalf of the bank.

David left banking to become Vice President of Investor Communications for Angeles Corporation, an investment management firm with nearly $4 billion under management. There David oversaw communications to Angeles’ 75,000 investors as well as participating in the formation and management of over 60 investment programs centered in real estate, movie production, and oil and gas exploration. He was also the liaison to subsidiary Quinoco Petroleum and to the FPA family of mutual funds.

David formed Hasley & Hasley in 1990 as a business and real estate consulting firm. The firm has operated two successful businesses, East Hills Racquet and Fitness Club, Inc. which was taken from turn around to profitability in less than two years, and Brick Adventures which provides LEGO based programming to schools based in the North Pittsburgh area. Additionally, David has provided consulting services to many small businesses as well as larger clients like PNC Bank and Westinghouse.