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Jul 2001Present

Regional Manager

Express Employment Professionals

Express is the largest privately-held staffing and human resource consulting firm in America - 08’ Sales of $1.7 billion.

  • Progressive promotions and now serve in top level leadership role.Built and lead the largest division in the company’s operations – a title held for the past three years.
  • Serve as a consultant and advisor building human resource strategies for some of the world's best known brands
  • Achieved 68%, 26%, 47%, 14% and 21% annual revenue growth progressively over most recent 5 year period
  • Sales growth excelled through two recessions despite working in a highly volatile industry
  • An innovative thinker - designed and implemented high impact cost saving measure which directly saved the company $3,000,000
  • Directly lead staff of 15 while indirectly supporting three remote management level employees with additional staff of 12
  • An effective communicator having served as an advisor to executives at hundreds of companies including dozens of the Fortune 500
  • A trusted advisor to senior executives and board members
  • Numerous appointments to internal ‘task forces’ to improve organizational strategies
Aug 1998Jun 2001

Marketing Director

Cornerstone Resources
  • Promotedfrom recruiter to marketing managerto direct company-wide marketing and recruiting strategy for 20-year old executive search firm; landed the largest client in company history
  • Led company to 40% annual compounded growth over two consecutive years
  • Directed a staff of 3 while serving as trusted ‘right hand’ to the CEO


Job Search Coaching
Helping people find jobs, and companies find top talent is what I do best.  I'm Corporate America's matchmaker.
Problem Solver
The "go-to" guy for counter intuitive solutions.  Selected accomplishements include: A proactive idea that saved one organization over $3 million Creative solution that helped avoid a costly lawsuit Innovative idea that cut out more than $200,000 annually while reducting liability exposure
Business Development
Have built the largest division for the nation's largest privately held staffing firm.  Added millions to the bottom line while growing a powerhouse, legacy based division.
Human Resource Policy Development
A national figure in the human resource consulting industry.  Select past and current clients include Coca-Cola, Cingular Wireless, Schlumberger, Hartford Insurance and KMart.


David Lewis is an experienced board member in both the private and public sectors, including experience with both for profit and non profit organizations.  His accomplishments as a strategic advisor have been well documented and have contributed to Lewis being featured in the Dallas Morning News, Calgary Sun, Hartford Courant, Modesto Bee, Oklahoman, and (part of the Wall Street Journal network) among others. 

Money Magazine called David Lewis a "high achiever" who is "on the fast track".  He has appeared on affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and PBS, and holds distinction as a Senior Professional in Human Resources. David is also a member of Mensa, the world's most recognized high IQ society.  Lewis is a best selling author and accomplished human resources and leadership expert. He has served as a consultant to dozens of the Fortune 500 and has built, and still leads, the most successful division of the nation's largest privately-held staffing and human resource consulting firm, Express Employment Professionals (08' sales $1.7 billion).

His awards include being named "one of Oklahoma's most accomplished business leaders under forty" by the Journal Record. The editors added that Lewis "represents our future...and we are in good hands." OKC Business Journal called him "one of our most admired business leaders under 40".  Previously, he served in Washington D.C. on the staff of a ranking U.S. Congressman before garnering nomination to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. An adventure seeker, Lewis has swum with sharks and has several skydiving jumps to his credit. He lives in Piedmont, Oklahoma, with his wife Jodi. Jodi serves as Executive Director of the Oklahoma Community Institute in addition to serving on the Piedmont City Council. (Jodi doesn't let David skydive anymore).

My Best Selling Leadership Book


"Best Dressed In Oklahoma" - 2007

"Achievers under 40" - 2005 the Journal Record says "David Lewis is one of Oklahoma's most accomplished business leaders...he represents our future and we are in good hands."

"40 under 40" - 2004 OKC Business says "David Lewis is one of Oklahoma's most admired business leaders under 40 years of age.




Senior Professional in Human Resrouces

Human Resource Certification Institute