What we are: 

Strategic Value Partners (SVP) delivers tangible results through strategic planning, team building and development, and intensive change management. Communication is central to our work, and we integrate communications into strategies and plans from our first day on the job.

Our clients are the Boards, CEOs, CFOs, and Business Unit Heads of aerospace and defense, automotive, healthcare, natural resource, retail, and TMT companies. We also work with alternative investment managers. In every case, our goal is to create exponential returns while proactively managing strategic, operating, and financial risks.

We strive to collaborate with our clients over years, follow strict internal policies on potential conflicts of interest, and align fee structures with client objectives and results.


who we are:

David Gross
Founder & Managing Director

David is a former Bain & Company consultant and operating executive who has developed, implemented, and evolved 75+ operating and business plans – primarily in highly-regulated industries such as aerospace and defense, automotive, healthcare, natural resource, retail, and TMT. During his time at Bain, David specialized in the design and execution of restructuring programs for public and private companies in the US and abroad.

David founded SVP to deliver tangible results to extraordinary clients through strategic planning, team building and development, operating excellence, complex commercial agreements, M&A, and highly-structured change management processes and procedures. SVP puts a portion of its professional fees “at-risk” in special situations.

Prior to SVP, David served as a Director at Water Street Partners and led clients through structuring, launching, managing, and exiting joint ventures around the globe. Earlier in his career, David headed up corporate development at a disruptive medical diagnostics, data, and analytics company and served in progressive strategic planning, financial planning, treasury, and investor relations roles in the media industry. He has also managed a strategic marketing team in China and lived on 5 continents.

David graduated from Vanderbilt University with Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Spanish, and he successfully defended his thesis on the U.S. healthcare industry.

David lives in Frisco (Dallas), Texas. His three children are future dealmakers and currently negotiating for a family dog.