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David C. McFadden

David C. McFadden

New York, NY, US

 

About 

David is a successful recruiting professional and job creator.  He received his education in architecture at the University of Miami (Florida) and Pratt Institute. Prior to founding CFA in 1984, David worked for several well-known design practices on both a permanent and freelance basis. He started his own design firm in 1982. His work was recognized for excellence in the modern style and published in various trade magazines. David continued his design practice for several more years before closing it to focus exclusively on building the CFA brand. He brings a strong entrepreneurial spirit and team approach to the company. David has also held the elected office of mayor for the architecturally historic Village of Tuxedo Park, New York, and was a member of the Tuxedo Architectural Review Board.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Consulting For Architects, Inc. (CFA), New York, NY, US, Founder/CEO

Consulting for Architects, Inc. New York | Los Angeles, was founded 1984 with one goal in mind: To identify architects and firms with compatible design sensibilities and match them on a project or permanent basis. As a published designer with educational and professional background in the field, CFA founder and CEO David McFadden spearheads the teams efforts to address the specific needs of customers. CFA is a true “market-maker,” with thousands of successful project and permanent placements-all thanks to you, its esteemed clients, comprised of hundreds of working professionals and firms on both sides of the hiring equation.

Brick & Mortar:
New York - 1984-present
Los Angeles - 2013-Present
Boston - 1990-2004
Chicago - 1995-2004

Oct 1984 - current
 

CareerPoint Staffing, New York, NY, US, Member of the Board of Directors | Recruiting Consultant

I belong to a group of individuals that are appointed for 3-year terms to represent this privately held firm specializing in staffing for engineers of all disciplines. I may comment on management related policies and provide insights on major company issues. Such issues include the firm's branding, marketing and recruiting strategies.

Jan 2010 - Jan 2013
 

Village of Tuxedo Park, Tuxedo, NY, Mayor

David served as Mayor, an elected position, for the Village of Tuxedo Park. A Part-time voluntary office, he continued to run CFA on a day-to-day basis.

The community of Tuxedo Park was developed as a resort in 1885 by Pierre Lorillard IV on property acquired by his grandfather, Pierre Lorillard II in 1790. At that time it became known as Tuxedo Park. The Park is located in the Ramapo Mountains in the town of Tuxedo and adjacent to Harriman State Park.

Peter Lorillard organized the Tuxedo Club and the Tuxedo Park Association, as hunting and fishing preserve, and surrounded the property with a high game fence. This fence marked fairly accurately the present boundaries of the area restricted to use of the residents of Tuxedo Park. The original club house, designed by Bruce Price, was built in 1886. The Shingle style houses Price built at Tuxedo, with their compact massing and axial plans influenced several young architects including Frank Lloyd Wright. Queen Anne architecture with Tudor elements became popular for residences.

In recognition of its historical and architectural significance, the historic district was listed as Tuxedo Park on the National Register of Historic Places on March 13, 1980.

During his term David ended police corruption, had the lowest property tax increase in 15-years, reduced expenses, and improved the Architecture Review Board and Planning Board approval process, while maintaining the historical integrity of the architecture.

Jul 2005 - Jul 2007
 

Autodesk, New York, NY, US, Founder/CEO

Premier Reseller & Training Center
Centers in New York, Boston, and Chicago

David opened a new CFA division to resell, support and train architects and designers on the use and implementation of Autodesk products and services.

As a world leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, Autodesk delivers the broadest product portfolio, helping over 10 million customers, including 99 of the Fortune 100, to continually innovate through the digital design, visualization, and simulation of real-world project performance. From architecture, manufacturing, transportation, and utilities to telecommunications, video games, television, and film, Autodesk customers are leading the 3D design world by improving their design processes through increased efficiency and productivity. In fact, the last 15 Academy Award® winners for Best Visual Effects used Autodesk® software. By enhancing collaboration and communication and digitally improving the real-world performance of projects before they are built, Autodesk customers are solving their business challenges, avoiding costly rework, accelerating project cycles and time to market, and ultimately gaining competitive advantage. CFA division no longer in business.

Jan 1993 - Jan 2004
 

David McFadden Design, New York, NY, US, Owner

January 1983 – September 1986 (3 years 9 months)New York, NY
David opened a design practice, which completed numerous residential, retail and commercial projects ranging from renovations to new construction. Published projects include Ralph Davies Men and Women clothing shop in San Francisco. During this time he also collaborated and partnered with other NYC area designers and architects.

Jan 1983 - Jan 1986
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architecture

Oct 1976 - Jan 2014
 

Awards 

Autodesk, Other

Autodesk Presidents Club
Autodesk, Inc.
1998
Autodesk Outstanding Achievement, Eastern Region & Central Region
Aytodesk, Inc.
1998
Autodesk Eastern Region, VIP Achievement, Q4
Autodesk, Inc.
1998
Autodesk ATC Top National List: Student Enrollment; Individual Instructor; Autodesk
Autodesk, Inc.
1998
Top Group of National Instructors; A/E/C Curriculum
Autodesk, Inc.
1998
Autodesk Presidents Club, FY ’99
Autodesk, Inc.
1999
Autodesk Outstanding Achievement, Eastern Region & Central Region
Autodesk, Inc.
1999
Autodesk Eastern Region Top Reseller Award for A/E/C & 3D VIZ Sales
Autodesk, Inc.
1999
Autodesk ATC Highest National Student Enrollment
Autodesk, Inc.
1999
Autodesk ATC Highest National Individual Instructor Rating
Autodesk, Inc.
1999
ATC Sales and Impact Award for Volume/Growth
Autodesk, Inc.
2001
Autodesk Directors Award for ATC / NY
Autodesk, Inc.
2001
Autodesk Outstanding Achievement, Eastern Region & Central Region
Autodesk, Inc.
2002
Autodesk ATC Top National List: Student Enrollment; Individual Instructor; Autodesk
Autodesk, Inc.
2002
Top Group of National Instructors; A/E/C Curriculum
Autodesk, Inc.
2002
AEC Impact Award
Autodesk, Inc.
2002

2000
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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