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Dave McKillen, President Basebuild Inc.

Dave was born and raised in Ireland and then emigrated to the U.S. in 2000. He has a Bachelors degree in Science (Zoology and Molecular Genetics) from University College Dublin, Ireland and a Masters degree in Information Systems from the Business School at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dave worked at an Internet Service Provider in Dublin, Ireland before moving to Charleston, South Carolina where he worked for several different groups at the Medical University of South Carolina. Having spent some time applying the Web to biological problems, he worked for a series of software development and digital marketing groups, where he has, over time, honed developer, designer, digital marketing and business management skillsets. Dave also enjoys supporting the next generations, having served from 2021 to 2023 as an adjunct professor at Weber State University.

In 2015 he started Basebuild, Inc. to try and focus more on the types of projects that meant something to him. Of any of the achievements Dave has made in his life, the one he feels has gotten him the furthest is that he is a bridge-builder. Meeting people and making real connections has gotten him to where he is today. He truly believes the old adage “It’s not what you know, but whom” is the backbone of a happy and healthy life/business/existence. Dave’s social abilities, passion for soccer and entrepreneurial drive lead him to create (no longer active), a pickup-soccer organization that spanned 25 cities on the East coast for over a decade.

Dave now lives and works from Florida (formally Utah) with his wife and kids. He is a passionate Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and MMA enthusiast having competed in Judo growing up and at college level. Dave currently holds a brown belt from First BJJ Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu under Carlos Santos. Dave is also the creator of the WhichMat app and podcast hosted on most popular podcast platforms and is an investor and advisor at Archimedes Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Shreveport, LA.

Learn more about Dave, including his journal publications, education details and work experience.

Email: dave[@]