David A. Forsee is the president and founder of Brookside Capital LLC, an advisory firm providing business development services, primarily to technology companies in the Midwest, with a focus on renewable energy and agriculture. Forsee’s role in technology development has included advising and evaluating companies as diverse as regional agricultural equipment dealerships and logistics and new technologies for biofuels markets.
Forsee was founder, CEO and Chairman of MachineryLink, Inc. from its initial incorporation in 2000 until April 2006. MachineryLink’s Innovation™ Equipment programs provide farmers the latest, most efficient equipment through a shared leasing network. Under his direction, the Company grew to the largest fleet of agricultural equipment in North America, serving farmer customers in 31 states and Canada. The venture backed company is a leader in innovative logistics and in outstanding service to demanding customers.
Mr. Forsee previously served as an executive with Child Health Corporation and Baxter Healthcare. Responsibilities included venture investing, new business development and national account sales.
He has a MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from the University of Missouri; he is a CPA. Until recently he was a board member and vice-chairman of the Enterprise Center of Johnson County and is a founder of the Mid America Angels venture network. He was an Executive in Residence at the University of Missouri, and was previously a board and executive committee member of the YMCA, and the American Royal and serves as an endowment trustee for his local church.