3001 Clearwater Road
St. Cloud MN 56301
PO Box 1672
St. Cloud MN 56302
David Battel is a founding partner and president of Endurable Building Products. David also is a founding partner of Bloodhound Capital, an alternative investment management company, and is an active investor in several other early stage companies.
David has held a variety of positions in several different industries. He was president and chief executive officer of Athletica, Inc., a sports equipment company. While in this position he grew Athletica from $1.8 million in revenue to $18 million through both organic growth and acquisition. Prior to Athletica, David worked for Mercer Management Consulting in Chicago. At Mercer David managed several different engagements for Fortune 500 companies, ranging from a strategic roll out of local phone service for a large long distance carrier, to an asset utilization study for a large railroad.
David also worked for American Airlines in New York City. At American, David worked in the sales department and received several sales achievement awards for increasing American’s market share with the corporate and leisure travel agencies he managed. While continuing to manage his sales territory David was called on to help create and implement a new sales compensation program as well as act as a training specialist for the roll out of a laptop computer system for the sales force.
David holds a bachelor's degree from Brown University and a master's degree from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School in Evanston, Ill. David is married with two children and lives in Edina, Minn.