Dave Melville

Dave Melville

Founder & CEO

Dave is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Bowdoin Group. Since starting Bowdoin in 1994 in a small windowless office in Wellesley, MA, Dave has been focused on providing superior service through a strategic business approach, exceptional industry expertise, and an obsessive pursuit of excellence. With over 30 years of experience, Dave leads Bowdoin’s strategic planning initiatives and is involved as a key resource for Bowdoin’s growing client base.

Prior to founding Bowdoin, Dave worked for Procter and Gamble and also held various roles in the staffing industry. Dave holds a BA in Government from Bowdoin College.

Dave resides in Dover with his wife, two daughters and two dogs. In addition to spending time with his family, Dave finds running long distances fun and has competed in two Boston Marathons. Dave is also very committed to community service and has spent time in Haiti and Louisiana, helping in the aftermath of their hurricanes. Dave is a Big Brother and sits on the Board of Trustees for the Saint Boniface Haiti Foundation, as well as the Board of Directors for Life Science Cares. He also previously served on the Board of Trustees for Nativity Preparatory School Boston and acted as chair of his town’s Warrant and Capital Budget Committees.

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