About Us was developed to help entrepreneurs, executives and business owners like you as the go to place to expertly get a business plan that will allow you to launch and/or grow your company. is managed by a team of professionals dedicated to helping entrepreneurs succeed. Our team includes:



Dave Lavinsky

Dave is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of business planning, capital raising, and new venture development, and co-founder of Growthink.

Over the past decade, Dave has guest lectured at top universities, developed over 100 business plans, and has written hundreds of articles on entrepreneurship, business planning and capital-raising. He is also the author of Start At The End: How Companies Can Grow Bigger and Faster By Reversing Their Business Plan, published by Wiley in November 2012.

Dave a successful serial entrepreneur, having started and exited multiple Internet and product-focused ventures, including Emerge Juice and Nutrition Systems – a wellness products developer and distributor; Shoutmouth – a niche music -focused social networking site; Z Reporter LLC – owner of over 3,000 niche-focused information websites; and TopPayingKeywords – a Search Engine Marketing & Optimization research data firm.

Dave is a past board member of the Los Angeles Regional Technology Alliance and a winner of the Anderson School at UCLA’s Knapp New Venture Competition.

As a co-founder of Growthink, Dave has managed more than 150 client engagements across all of Growthink’s practice areas. He particularly enjoys helping early stage companies prepare for significant growth as he has done with Dakim, Sandel Medical, XCom Wireless and numerous other businesses. Dave also conducted the market research and wrote the initial business plan for KeySpan Energy Services, now part of National Grid, which grew from zero to over $1 billion in revenues in less than three years.

Dave also has professional management consulting, marketing consulting and market research experience with FIND/SVP (now Guideline), BPA International and The NPD Group.

Dave has an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA and earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia. He lives in Oregon with his wife and two children.


Bridget Quinlan

Bridget is an expert at market research and operations, and serves as Growthink’s Director of Market Research and Operations. Bridget has a broad background in public relations and marketing.

During her tenure at Growthink, Bridget has had direct oversight of hundreds of primary and secondary market engagements spanning every major industry, including IT, healthcare, fashion, automotive, financial services, real estate, consumer products and media/entertainment. She has worked with hundreds of organizations including startups, middle market companies, Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions and non-profits.

Bridget began her career working in public relations and marketing at the renowned Peninsula Chicago Hotel, where she developed an aggressive and on-going media relations campaign that generated strong local, regional and national awareness of the hotel, spa and restaurants as well as directed the marketing campaigns for the property.

She then went on to open the Elysian hotel, where she was responsible for introducing the property as the premier luxury hotel in Chicago and build awareness of the newly launched Elysian brand. In addition, she developed and implemented a comprehensive public relations and marketing plan, establishing national branding and generating positive media coverage for the hotel.

In her tenure as a public relations and marketing professional, Bridget has honed her promotional skills and established a strong rapport with local and national media constituents. With a depth of knowledge in this area, she is an exceptional creative and strategic thinker with a brand-focused mentality.

Bridget graduated from Loyola University of Chicago with a Communication degree.


Meghan Meeks

Over the past few years, Meghan has been immersed in digital marketing. She has been responsible for everything from the creation and implementation of search engine, paid ads and social media optimizations to improving the overall digital marketing presence for a niche of clients and verticals. She also brings a depth of ability to research, strategize and make technical optimizations.

Meghan also brings with her a background in education, which helps foster her lifelong passion for learning and growth. With this continued passion, she helps us continue to pursue our mission in helping entrepreneurs and executives develop and grow their businesses.

Meghan earned a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Dallas. She lives in Colorado with her husband and daughter.