Dave Ekman is a local entrepreneur with over 35 years of business experience.
While attending NDSU and majoring in agricultural economics, Mr. Ekman started in the computer business in 1981 by purchasing a ComputerLand franchise at the age of 20. This began a series of business ventures including a technology company (Corporate Technologies), an internet service provider (Corporate Communications), a travel agency (Travel Travel), hotel development and investment, a self-storage business and various real estate projects.
After his retirement as CIO of Multiband Corporation, a field services company with over 3,000 employees which he helped start and subsequently sold, he now is President of Bridge Hospitality, a hotel development company, and also One Rep Construction, an owners rep firm specializing in hospitality remodels. Dave also serves on various private and public boards and committees.
Dave lives in Fargo, ND with his wife (Paula) of 27 years and has three children. His hobbies include golf, water skiing and traveling.