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David Grooms

David Grooms
CSUSM MBA Program Career Advisor

David Grooms works with current MBA students to identify their goals for transition post program. He will meet with students one-on-one througout the duration of their program to provide experience review and introductions to contacts from desired industry or employers.

David's Career Experience

David Grooms is a senior operating advisor for Corbel Capital Private Equity Group, focused on Aerospace and Defense markets. He provides consulting services to multiple companies in developing plans for capital raises, business development and expansion, operations and product development.

David also is a seasoned executive and currently CEO of Mesa Secure, an Aerospace & Defense and Business Services consulting company. David was previously COO of Datron World Communications and President of the Datron Advanced Technology Group, overseeing the manufacture, design, and distribution of military communications solutions. Prior to Datron, David was, among other roles, President of Kyocera North America, overseeing facilities in the United States, Mexico, and Guam, with over $1 billion in sales as of his 20th year with the company. David has extensive experience developing strong sales growth, product development and establishing manufacturing operations in the US, Mexico and Israel, and also has extensive business experience in Asia, Europe and the Middle East and North Africa.