Dave Key

Cloud Strategies

Background & History

Dave Key is a SaaS thought leader and the founder of Cloud Strategies, where he serves software companies and investment firms “Making SaaS Businesses Work.”  He advises in areas including product definition, product development, sales & marketing strategies, services, and finance.  Dave blogs on SaaS topics for software vendors at The Tao of SaaS.  Dave’s in-depth technical expertise focuses on large systems, supporting millions of users.  Dave built and supported very large systems with both on-premise and Software as a Service (SaaS) platforms.  His experience enables him to identify, develop, market, and provide services for large worldwide software markets.

Dave was the founding CEO of YouMail an advanced voicemail and smartphone personal digital assistant app.

Dave was the founding CEO of FieldCentrix a pioneering leader in providing mobile applications to the field service industry.

As the founding head of software at FileNet (acquired by IBM for $1.6B), Dave’s team created the world’s first production Enterprise Content Management System.

Dave has a degree in computer science from University of California, Riverside, done graduate work in Computer Science at UC Irvine, and has an MBA from the UC Irvine.