Schiffy's Bio

Schiffy is one of the nation's best known orals proposal manager/coach, producer/director and marketing professionals.

He provides a framework that doesn’t feel like a process but drives his clients to success, and brings out the true personalities of his teams, making the presentation engaging, enjoyable, natural and memorable.

His philosophy is to provide his client’s unparalleled creative execution and a unique ambience for telling their story. He brings his vast collection of partners, colleagues and subject matter experts to develop customized teams uniquely qualified for each project and customer.

He is the only orals coach who leverages the skills of leading psychologists and psychiatrists; providing his clients with the latest in techniques to combat the anxiety and panic associated with public speaking, orals, media and other professional environments. His technique builds teams and provides an environment that lessens the burden of what are high-stress situations.

He has won of over 100 international marketing awards for video, film and interactive production including 5 Cine Golden Eagles, 4 Emmy's and dozens of Telly's. He specializes in visualizations of high-end 3D animations capturing the technical vision of programs yet to be created.

Schiffy has extensive experience in developing strategic branding, marketing and communications plans for the aerospace, defense, federal and intelligence sectors. He knows how to work with senior-level marketers and communicators, taking huge burdens off their plates and creating an environment to succeed.

His CAMPAIGN approach is well known. He has assisted his clients in achieving their goals in support of numerous initiatives, programs and captures. His commercial experience includes working with top ad agencies and Fortune 500 corporations. David has led numerous high-profile technical demonstrations, program and design reviews for his clients supporting, every major agency, Federal, Dod and Intel.

He has a proven and documented ability to bring teams together, leading them with a contagious tier one mentality.

He is a angel investor in several companies and sits on the board of Bricks (a not-for-profit) and recently Executive Produced his first Motion Picture I Did Her Wrong; Directed by Francesco Campos-Lopez.

Years of past performance and success has led to his development of The Schiff Group:

  • Global Vice President Business Development and Marketing for IHS/Jane’s Strategic Advisory Services
  • Director of Marketing Aquilent
  • Senior Associate Booz Allen Hamilton marketing, branding and strategic communication practice Lead in support of the Department of Defense Agencies
  • Senior Manager Northrop Grumman strategic marketing communications and capture communications
  • Orals Proposal Practice Lead, Steve Meyers & Associates
  • Director, Gannett/Army Times Publishing Company’s Online Division Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Times, Space News, Defense News & Federal Times
  • Senior Manager, Boeing (previously Rockwell Space & Communication Group) space and communications marcom
  • Founder/CEO/Director, Lights Camera Action, Ltd, marketing communications and film/television production

Other Distinctions:
• Served on the executive steering committee for the Fisher House annual golf tournament
• Summited Mount Rainier four times having climbed twice to raise money for campaigns supporting AIDS awareness
• David played ice hockey for over 30 years and coached for over 20 years winning 4 state championships

David loves the outdoors and strongly supports children's, environmental and animal causes. He supports numerous charities including Fisher House, Operation Second Chance, St. Judes, PETA, and the Marine Mammal Center. He is also a classically trained musician, dancer and performer.