David Salyers was one of the original two marketing executives at Chick-fil-A. He spent 37 years in the Chick-fil-A Marketing Department and most recently served as a Vice President. Having worked at Chick-fil-A for most of his career, he saw the principles of servant leadership and compassion play out in the growth of more than 2,300 Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country. David is now using his expertise and passion to spark the growth of individuals, teams, and organizations. He serves as a board member for numerous organizations and has helped launch several startups and nonprofits. Notably, David is a Founding Partner of Roam, a shared workspace that is on a mission to Make Work Matter.
In 2018 David founded Spark a Revolution, where he and his team help companies create a competitive advantage by building remarkable cultures and brands, and co-wrote his book, Remarkable!, to impart leadership lessons that transform workplace culture.
David is known for his marketing mind, servant’s heart, entrepreneurial spirit, and his ability to intuitively see what others and organizations could be rather than simply what they currently are.
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After participating in the extraordinary success of Chick-fil-A, David realized the business principles used to catapult that organization can work anytime and anywhere… no matter the size of the team or company. So, in 2018, David founded Spark a Revolution, where he and his team help companies create a competitive advantage by building remarkable cultures and brands.
His 2016 book, Remarkable!, in which he co-wrote with Dr. Randy Ross, imparts leadership lessons that can transform workplace culture.
David & Roam
Currently, David is the Co-Founder at the comprehensive work, meet and office solution, Roam, and has been integral in establishing Roam’s culture of servant leadership, generosity and hospitality. He is passionate about Roam’s purpose-driven mission and finding new ways to create remarkable experiences for customers.
David attended Wake Forest University, the Universidad de Madrid (Madrid, Spain), and graduated from the University of Georgia. He is also an alumnus of the Harvard Business School (AMP166).
In 2017, David was the recipient for the Distinguished Alumni Award from Terry College of Business at University of Georgia. Watch this short video to hear more from David and some of his colleagues about his influence in business and marketing.
David serves as a board member for numerous organizations and has helped launch several startups and nonprofits. Recently he became the inaugural Startup Mentor in Residence for the University of Georgia. In this distinguished role, he speaks and meets with faculty and students to serve as a champion for innovation and entrepreneurship.
Other board and community involvement include:
Partner and Board Member
Board of Directors
Original Director and Former Chairman of the Board
Envoy to the 1996 New Zealand Olympic Team
- As selected by the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games
Former Board Member
- Davar Partners International
- ExecuTrain Corporation
- Atlanta Sports Council
- Growing Leaders
- Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
David and his wife, Lynn, have been married for 33 years and have three adult children and two adorable grandchildren.
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