David Lawton


David Lawton

Chief Sales Officer

David Lawton’s exceptional communication skills are the secret to his success as a sales executive. He believes that developing a rapport with clients, vendors and employees is key to being an effective leader and he is recognized for his lead-by-example style.

David joined Convention Data Services in June 2001 as Product Manager and was promoted through the ranks to his current position of Chief Sales Officer. Charged with managing the Sales, New Business and Exhibitor Services departments since November 2004, David has led the effort in growing the company’s sales to significant levels each year.

Prior to joining Convention Data Services, David was the Customer Support Manager for Infinium Software Inc. where he managed a diversified professional customer support team of in-house and remote employees.

David’s favorite ‘hobby’ is coaching his four daughters in basketball at various youth, travel, and AAU levels.

What inspires you?

Teaching others, especially young kids.  My ideal dream job would be to be a Middle School teacher and basketball coach.

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If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role?

Tom Brady