David Eisenberg is Chief Executive Officer of Eisenberg & Associates, Inc., a business consulting and CEO interim services firm located in Dallas, Texas. Since March 2003, he has been consulting with GPM Investments, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.
Mr. Eisenberg has had a long career in the retail industry, beginning with Peoples Drug Stores, based in Washington, D.C. During his 38-year career at Peoples, a drug chain with 500 stores in the Mid-Atlantic states, Mr. Eisenberg rose through the ranks from store employee to President and Chief Operating Officer. His most outstanding accomplishment at Peoples Drug Stores was to effect a $40 million turnaround in 3 years.
Peoples Drug Stores was acquired by CVS in 1990, and Mr. Eisenberg moved to Dallas to become Chairman, President, and CEO of Chief Auto Parts, A retail auto parts chain of 550 stores. He remained there until 1998, when Chief was acquired by AutoZone.
Mr. Eisenberg effected a $35.8 million turnaround at Chief over a 5-year period and raised over $130 million in public bond offerings.
Following Chief Auto Parts, Mr. Eisenberg, as seasoned interim and turn-around CEO, served in that position for various companies – Let’s Talk Cellular & Wireless in Miami, Florida; PowerSports, Inc. in Del Ray Beach, Florida; Smith & Hawken in Novato, California; and MJ Designs in Irving, Texas.
Mr. Eisenberg is proud that in 1984, he received the Torch of Learning Award establishing a chair in his name in the School of Pharmacy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is also a Trustee of the American Friends of the Hebrew University. In September 1986, he received the Retail Excellence Award as Merchandiser of the Year. In October 1988, he was given the “Man of the Year” award by the Retail Drug Institute.
Mr. Eisenberg has served on numerous boards over his long career to include the Dallas Jewish Federation, the Jewish Community Center, and as a Trustee of the Jewish Family Services Foundation. He is currently on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of The Legacy Senior Communities, is Chair of the Board of Directors of Legacy at Home, and is a Trustee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas.