David first began writing software for fun in his spare time while working as the president and chief operating officer of The Hunt Aldridge Company, a real estate acquisition and management firm that he co-founded.
His software programs were designed to simplify the complexities of asset management. He would go on to publish over 10 successful utility software programs, including Cache86, a nationally distributed disk cache program; Tree86, a file management software program; PreCursor; CD Cabin; and Cabin Pro, a multimedia suite of 14 different applications.
David was among the early members of the Houston Area League of PC Users and has served as the treasurer and secretary of the Houston Apartment Association. He also served as chairman of HAA’s Ad Hoc Computer Committee, which studied the implications of computerization in the real estate industry.
In 1984, David founded The Aldridge Company, now known as Aldridge, to concentrate full time on technology services. He sold his software programs to Fortune 100 companies, including Chevron and Mercedes-Benz, and to many others through retail giants like CompUSA and Egghead Software, which was the start of a shift in his focus and a professional opportunity to enter an evolving IT industry.
Since then, under David’s leadership, Aldridge has experienced tremendous growth, from startup to a $20 million company in 2016. During that time, Aldridge acquired 12 IT-related companies to help strengthen its capabilities; expanded operations to Dallas, Austin and Seattle; and became active in supporting international relationships with key players in China.
Today, Aldridge is among the fastest growing companies in the country. It has been recognized by the Houston Business Journal as one of the 50 fastest-growing tech companies and one of the 100 fastest-growing private companies in Houston. Aldridge has also been recognized by Inc.as one of the 5000 fastest-growing companies in the United States.
Aldridge has also been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Houston by the Houston Business Journal. “I can’t even begin to tell you how proud I am of that recognition,” David says. “Of the ways I measure our success, that’s way up there because it’s a gauge of how our employees feel about us.”
David credits the success of Aldridge to the integration of his core values with the company, its employees, its strategic partners, and, most importantly, its clients.
“Each of us has a great deal of respect for our co-workers and our clients,” David says. “We have a complete and absolute dedication to the success of our clients and to the success of our company.”
David holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas with a specialization in finance and emphasis in computers.
When he’s not working, David enjoys playing golf and taking trips with his wife in their Piper Saratoga.
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