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David Head




Executive summary

David Head has over 20 years’ experience in consulting and banking. Throughout his career he has managed business units, lead talent acquisition efforts, deepened client relationships, and engaged employees in key strategies.

David joined Grant Thornton in 2014 to work with the firm’s largest clients to help them reach their business objectives. His client teams align capabilities, remain relevant on industry trends, present emerging technologies, adapt to disruptive forces, and assess regulatory changes. He also brings the best of Grant Thornton’s national service line capabilities and global industry expertise together for the client. As an example he collaborates with the global Financial Services leadership team to enhance capabilities necessary to support the firm’s strategic financial services accounts.

Prior to Grant Thornton, he served 10 years as an SVP for one of the largest U.S.-based global banks in their Consumer Bank organization. He led national teams in a variety of roles including as lead executive for a Consumer customer segment across all products, services and channels. In prior roles at the bank, he served as Customer Experience Executive and COO for Small Business Banking, was the National Consumer Customer Experience Executive, and national Staffing Executive for multiple business units. He also served on the Charlotte Market President Leadership team where he built connections across Consumer, Commercial, Wealth Management and Enterprise Support businesses.

Prior to the bank, David worked for a leading global consulting firm for eleven years where he was a consultant and a Senior Recruiting Manager. He held multiple Director roles across recruiting specialties -- including campus, industry, regional, and national executive recruiting. He spent a year in Frankfurt, Germany, where he managed the recruitment marketing and sourcing team for Austria, Switzerland, and Germany. He taught recruiting skills courses for executive teams nationally and around the world. He was also one of the founding members of the Carolinas Diversity Committee.



Community involvement

  • Charlotte YMCA, Metro Board, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair
  • Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, Board Member, Executive Committee
  • YMCA of the USA, National Diversity Leadership Council Member
  • Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Board of Advisors
  • Charlotte Rotary
  • Leadership Charlotte (Class 29), Alumnus
  • Community Building Initiative’s Leadership Development Initiative (Class 2), Alumnus
  • United Way’s Leading the Way, Alumnus


  • BS, Business, Wake Forest University

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