David Schoch has more than 15 years experience working in technology and investments. He currently serves as the Orion telekom shareholder and member of the board of directors, a telecommunications investment holding vehicle set up and funded by institutional investors to facilitate the consolidation of the alternative telecommunication sector and capitalize on telecommunications liberalization in the western Balkans.
In the early 90’s, Mr. Schoch worked as a project manager for a private investment group in Prague, Czech Republic. In the second half of the 90’s, Mr. Schoch was instrumental in the pre and post-liberalization development of the largest alternative telecommunications operator in the Czech & Slovak republics, GTS. Over a five year period, Mr. Schoch helped lay the foundation that allowed that business to enjoy a more than twenty-five fold increase in growth from a small base in 1996 when he joined. He spent the first half of this decade in London working as the Director of Business Development and Strategy for Cable & Wireless’ £350m enterprise division.
Working as a partner with a small UK based investment group, Mr. Schoch was responsible for initiating the Orion Telekom project by developing the concept, identifying and closing the initial targets and putting the business plan, management team and overall strategy into place with the existing investors.
Mr. Schoch received a Bachelor of Science with distinction from the California State University in Sonoma and a Master of Business Administration with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Mr. Schoch speaks native English, intermediate Czech/Slovak and advanced Serbian/Croatian.