After graduating from Furman University, Norman earned a MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Norman is an Adjunct Professor at Pfeiffer University. He teaches Strategic Management, Corporate Finance, Organizational Behavior, Principles of Management, and Principles of Marketing. Norman is a member of the Academy of Management.
Norman has published a wide variety of reports on technology and productivity; articles for magazines and newsletters on sales compensation, costing, creative problem solving, and increasing profitability; and three books on costing, pricing, and cost control.
In addition, Mr. Norman is a professional photographer.
David Norman holds three certifications: the designation, “Certified Management Consultant (CMC),” from the Institute of Management Consultants, the only accrediting body requiring client references, evidence of successful engagements, and completion of a sitting examination on ethical practices (He currently serves on the National Board of Directors of the Institute), the Certified EOS Implenwnter, and the “Certified Business Manager (CBM),” from the Association of Professionals in Business Management, the only masters-level certification and is the most integrated certification available for business professionals.
Norman founded his own consulting firm, David Norman & Associates (DNA), in 1995 to offer results-oriented services to small and mid-sized companies, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies. The firm specializes in financial, operational, and general management consulting services tailored to the client’s specific needs.
Most recently, Norman was recognized internally by the International Council of Institutes of Management Consulting (ICMCI), with the CMC-AF designation -- ICMCI Academic Fellow, the first and only such award in U.S.
Further, Norman is retired (May, 2018) as Chair, Vistage group #2034 in Charlotte. Vistage is the world’s leading CEO membership organization and is dedicated to making CEOs/business owners better leaders, making better decisions and achieving better results.
In addition, Norman is a Certified EOS (Entrepreneur Operating System) Implementer, one of 90 Certified around the world.
Previously, Norman has over forty-three years experience consulting with the owners/executives of a wide variety of, mostly, closely-held clients, not-for-profits and governmental entities. In addition, Norman has helped management through development of long-range plans and strategic plans, and assisted in resolving succession issues. He has served as Interim Executive Director at several not-for-profits undergoing change. He has assisted troubled organizations with improving operations, strengthening management, and increasing profitability. Some of the industries served include: dealerships, wholesaling, distribution, textile (weaving, spinning, knitting, hosiery, apparel) manufacturing, construction, real estate firms, medical practices, machine shop, retailing, lumber manufacturing, associations and governmental bodies.