Innovator in Residence: David Slump

Innovators in Residence

David Slump

Co-Founder of Innovation Fellows Program, Founder of the Student Innovation Fund, and Innovator in Residence

David Slump serves as an Innovator in Residence for Iowa State University and is a Co-Founder of ISU’s Student Innovation Fellows Program in which he works to improve the hands-on experiences available to students. David and his wife Christine have funded and launched the Student Innovation Fund to provide seed funding for student teams innovation projects. David also currently sits on the Engineering College Industrial Advisory Council.

David is President, Global Markets, Strategy & Services at HARMAN, a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. David is responsible for leading overall strategy for HARMAN together with the CEO, HARMAN’s overall operations in global markets, and the day-to-day operations and financial performance of Digital Transformation Services, a software and services business focused on enterprise and digital transformation. David is a member of the Senior Leadership Committee (SLC).

David previously served as head of Operations (Procurement, Quality, Manufacturing, Supply Chain). David launched automotive services at HARMAN and ultimate led the integration of automotive services with Symphony Teleca and Redbend to form HARMAN’s Connected Services division. David has also served as executive vice president of corporate development, leading the team responsible for strategy, mergers and acquisitions across HARMAN. Upon joining the company in 2009, he served as president of the Consumer division.

David is a veteran of 25 years in a variety of senior leadership positions in business development and turnaround, portfolio management, and P&L responsibilities with companies including Toshiba Corporation’s subsidiary Landis+Gyr, General Electric (NYSE:GE), ABB Ltd. (NYSE:ABB) and Exelon Corporation’s (NYSE:EXC) subsidiary Commonwealth Edison.

David holds an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Iowa State University.