David has years of experience both running Managed Services businesses and consulting with IT Services firms. He is a frequent and respected speaker on a wide range of strategic and operational topics, presenting at a variety of industry events each year. He is also frequently quoted in industry publications and has authored articles for a number of industry-related publications. David has been named to the MSPmentor 250 in recognition of his leadership in the Managed Services industry every year from 2008 to the present.
Schafran has built Cogent Growth Partners into one of the leading consulting firms focused on MSP merger and acquisition activity. Instead of pursuing every M&A opportunity, Schafran positioned Cogent to assist buy-side MSPs on deals that truly deliver strategic value. Cogent also assists the M&A integration process post-acquisition.