Executive Director, Product

David Straus

David Straus is responsible for leading the definition and implementation of Meltwater’s strategic and tactical solution roadmap including product definition and management, user experience, business and corporate development, and Meltwater’s innovation arm, M-Labs.


David is a first generation american having grown up in a European household in Chicago. David came to the west coast after college where he now lives in Los Altos, California with his wife, 3 sons, 2 dogs, 1 cat and a never ending list of house projects.


When not with family or at work, David can be found close to technology. David loves playing with (and buying) anything software or hardware that he can sneak into his house, as well as coding automated program trading strategies in his favorite stock trading platform.


For the past 20 years, David has been a serial entrepreneur and has driven product, marketing and business development for both consumer and enterprise solutions at multiple companies including Hewlett-Packard, OpenVision Technologies (IPO), TSW International (acquired by Indus), OnDemand (acquired by Pega System) and Kno (acquired by Intel). David has been actively involved with startups as an executive and investor.


David has a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research and Manufacturing Management from Indiana University in Bloomington Indiana.