David C. Beck
Owner and managing director since 1998 of Copia Capital, LLC, a private investment vehicle, active in financing early stage financial and communications services companies and developing operational capability for existing, high growth potential companies.
Member of the board of a number of private companies, IMX Information Management Solutions and its subsidiary companies including HMA, Inc. a network and third party health care administrator, National Chiropractors Mutual Insurance Group, Inc., Idle Free Systems and one public company, Newtek Business Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEWT).
From 2002 through 2009 he was non-executive Chairman and Board Member of a thrift holding company, Universal Savings Banc Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiary Universal Savings Bank, FA.
From 1992 – 1998 Dave was Chairman and CEO of USB, Inc., a thrift holding company specializing in the sale and processing of credit card transactions for merchants.
From 1990 to 1995 Dave served as a Board member of Goldenbanks of Colorado, to Norwest in April, 1995.
From 1991 through 1992, Dave purchased, operated, restructured and sold Financial Dominion Services Corp, a merchant processing company specializing in small business processing.
Between 1966 and 1990, Dave served as Chairman and CEO of First Interstate Corp of Wisconsin, a Bank Holding Company in community banking (formerly known as Citizens Bancorporation).
He joined this $80 million company as a junior accountant, progressed to CEO and was primarily responsible for engineering the growth through 13 acquisitions of holding companies which included 18 banks to a $2 Billion bank holding company operating in three states. He led the sale of the company to Norwest Corporation (now Wells Fargo) in 1990. During the final five years Citizens became a franchisee of First Interstate Corp.
Dave earned an MBA in finance from Northwestern University (1965) and a BBA from the University of Iowa (Accounting 1964). Dave is a Certified Public Accountant.
Dave is married to Sherry Beck, and they have two adult children and four grandchildren. His interests include economics, golf, biking and gardening.
Dave interviewed with Legacy in January 2011, and his is the first recorded for Legacy in video VIOP (VVIOP) format. For more information about Dave’s interview, please contact Legacy.