A self-proclaimed “professional nerd with the domain name to prove it,” Seth David is owner of Nerd Enterprises, Inc., a successful business consulting and training company specializing in online software consulting and training. Seth founded Nerd Enterprises so he could, as he puts it, focus on all of the things he loves and none of the things he doesn’t. To maximize the impact of his software trainings, he makes extensive use of social networking tools and web videos. His unique style and personal touch have helped him develop a worldwide audience in excess of 100,000 people, consisting of small business owners, consultants, and technology enthusiasts. He’s currently a productivity app junkie: Airtable, Clickup, Notion, and many more.
Seth began college as a computer science major, left school to work on Wall St., and then went back to school, graduating from Pace University in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. After working at a large, publicly traded company and a CPA firm, he left to found Nerd Enterprises. Along the way, he has acquired many skills, such as speaking at major accounting tech conferences. His “97 & Up” community has amassed a large group of accounting and bookkeeping professionals who share his passion for apps and productivity boosters. Seth currently makes his home in Burbank, CA, with his wife and two dogs and enjoys getting outdoors to hike and fly his drone.
Q&A with Seth
Where I grew up: Commack, NY
My family: My family are spread out all over the world – parents moved to Florida once they retired, my brother and his family live in Israel, while I was banished from NY (kidding) and sent to California in 1999. Then there is my extended family. These are the people I choose to surround myself with because I love them.
My favorite music: Currently listening to my “Songs of Healing” playlist on Spotify: I can go from this to Frank Sinatra, to Mumford and Sons, to Armin van Buuren (best for workouts) – it really depends on the activity.
My favorite foods: The forbidden ones! Pizza, cheeseburgers, Pop Tarts, and ice cream – these are a few of my favorite things!
My favorite cocktail: Haven’t had a drink in over 22 years!
What I like to do in my spare time: Hikes and Drones
My first job: Dishwasher at Friendly’s Restaurant
Something no one would believe about me: I’m actually an introvert!
Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence...
from “Desiderata” by Max Ehrmann