David T. Cunningham, President


David Cunningham’s experience extends across a wide range of professional areas including business development, mergers and acquisitions, field operations, advanced technology project management and command at sea.

He is President of Bold Shore, LLC, which provides consulting and advising services for acquisitions, business development, business analysis and valuations.

He was also co-owner of Alliance Propane, LLC dba Mesa Propane located in Durango, Colorado until the company was acquired by AmeriGas in October 2015.

In 2003 he was a co-founder and partner of Liberty Propane, LP, where he held positions as both Vice President of Liberty’s Western Region, and Director of Acquisitions. Through internal growth and acquisitions Liberty grew to be the nation’s ninth largest retail propane company before it was acquired by Inergy, LP in 2009.

Before the Liberty Propane start-up, he was President of Taurus Acquisitions, a company specializing in the acquisition of middle market companies and real estate. Prior to his retirement from active duty as a naval officer, he served as Chief of Staff for NATO’s Standing Naval Force Atlantic (STANAVFORLANT), a NATO immediate reaction force.

In addition, he served as Commanding Officer, USS Ingersoll (DD-990). While in command of this Spruance Class Destroyer, he led a crew of 330, plus embarked helicopter detachment,  through a training and readiness program, which culminated in a six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf.

Prior to his tour in command, he was selected as a Section Head on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations to initiate an undeveloped project on Wide Area Defense. He guided the design of an Advanced Technology Demonstration using an over-the-horizon engagement of a cruise missile by the Aegis Shipboard Weapons System.

Mr. Cunningham was also Chief of Operations for the Joint Over-the-Horizon Targeting Program. He coordinated all operational aspects of this program, chartered under the Office of the Secretary of Defense, to develop a Joint Targeting Network to improve targeting information interoperability and accuracy between the armed services. Prior to this, he completed numerous operational, staff and training assignments, both at sea and ashore, as a Surface Warfare Officer.

He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Kansas State University and a Master of Art and Science Degree from the Command and General Staff College.

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