Dave Lakin is a Co-Founder and the President of Business Development at VirtuActive. Dave is from Blair, NE where he attended High School and upon graduating, attended Wayne State College. After college, Dave was an assistant golf professional for a short time before working at a startup company that had immense success working with business owners across the country. Dave credits much of his success to working with those business owners, learning many of their best practices for success, and then applying those lessons to the multiple businesses he owned prior to VirtuActive. Many of those lessons are being applied to this day at VirtuActive. One of Dave's loves is taking ideas and bringing them to life as well as working through obstacles to find a solution. One of Dave’s core beliefs is that by striving to help others achieve their success, your own success will follow.
Dave has had the opportunity to serve in leadership in many organizations in his career. Dave has previously served on the Anytime Fitness Franchisee Leadership Council, the early years of Complete Nutrition's Franchisee Advisory Council, Dave is currently serving on the Board of Directors for HBAL (Home Builders Association of Lincoln) and the Board of Directors for the Professional Remodelers Association of NE/IA. Dave previously served on Metro Omaha Builders Association's Associate Council as Vice-President (1-year) and President (3-years), nominated for MOBA Board of Directors (2-years), served on Centersphere Leadership as Vice-President (1-year) and President (2-years), and BNI Leadership as Vice-President (1-year) and President (1-year).
In his personal time, Dave loves to spend time with his wife, Katie, and their family. Dave and Katie have a blended family with 3 sons, Tyler, Cruz, and Leo. Their weekends are spent like many of yours, running kids around from youth sport to youth sport and driveway beers with friends and neighbors. Dave is an avid golfer and recently has been introduced to a new passion, hunting, much to Katie's dismay.