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Dave Barron


  • Has over 25 years of C-Suite leadership experience overseeing all finance and accounting functions of manufacturing and private equity-backed businesses

  • Dave is certified and trained in Total Quality Production System, Value-Stream Mapping, and Segregated Portfolio Company (SPC) principles

Dave serves as the Director of Finance and Accounting at LongWater. While Dave oversees all of LongWater’s day to day accounting and finance functions, his primary focus is to serve and support LongWater’s portfolio companies with finance and accounting leadership. Specifically, Dave acts as a strategic advisor to help ensure each portfolio company is reporting financial and accounting information on an accurate and timely basis. Most importantly, Dave will be leveraging his 20+ years of experience working with manufacturing and family run businesses to add value to the organization.

Prior to joining LongWater, Dave was the CFO of PureStar, a private equity-backed business that successfully completed 15 acquisitions and integrations which primarily consisted of family owned and operated businesses. Additionally, he led the integrations of the company’s business systems and functions including (but not limited to) general ledger, billing and inventory, purchasing, payroll, CRM, banking and treasury, and commercial insurances. In addition, Dave orchestrated and led the operational and financial reporting for over 30 locations.

Prior to his role at PureStar, Dave held various financial and IT leadership positions where he advised on both strategic initiatives and coached employees on implementing basic accounting processes. Dave also has experience working in leveraged environments with lenders in complex situations, most notably at numerous multi-national auto part manufacturers.

Dave holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Rowan University and an MBA in Finance from Seton Hall University and is a member of AICPA.

Dave is a certified trainer in Total Quality Production System, Value-Stream Mapping, and SPC principles.

Dave has two grown children and currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada with his wife Kim.