David Safford is the chief business development executive for Insight e- Tools, a growing hightech services provider with business clients large and small, all across the USA. David’s professional Sales Management career has included positions in both Fortune 500 and small business environments for specialty product distribution, business services and hightech data solutions. Areas of expertise include strategic corporate partnerships, innovative problem solving, group dynamics, neuro-marketing, keynote addresses and other public speaking engagements. David is also a member of Vistage Key Executive group in Seattle.
David received his Bachelor of Sciences degree with a double major in Business Administration and Economics at Linfield College. In addition to being recognized by the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame as the Most Outstanding College Student/Athlete in the State of Oregon in 1989, David was an All-American pitcher on the baseball team with many school records that still stand today.
He has been married to his wife, Cherry for over 18 years and has three wonderful daughters, Natalie, Kiana and Alani.
David Safford became a member of the GIST family on January 21, 2010. After receiving an initial diagnosis that gave little room for hope due to the extensive nature of his metastatic cancer, pathology reports later confirmed kit+ GIST and a new mission was formed. David is inspired by the stories of GIST patients and is dedicated to helping not only control the positive outcome of his own disease but in those of the new GIST friends he has made, by participating in the efforts of the Life Raft Group.