David RothPresident & CEO
Married to the love of my life, Theresa, for 25 years
Sons: Dylan and Tyler
University of Arkansas
Founded Workmatters as a 501(c)3 in October, 2003 following its launch at Central United Methodist Church in 2002.
God has used my entire career and faith journey to prepare me for this leadership role at Workmatters. At J.B. Hunt Transport (northwest Arkansas), I learned faith@work leadership and managing the details; at Manugistics (Rockville, MD) I learned how to grow a business and what the purpose of my work really should be; at American Software (Atlanta, GA) I learned how to deal with the fear of working in a new industry (software) and how to marry the woman of my dreams; at McKesson Corporation (San Francisco, CA) I learned how to lead in diversity and how to work hard/play hard; and at Mass Merchandisers (Harrison, AR) I learned how awesome work really can be and that I actually had something to offer the world.
I’m a recovering Sunday Christian, growing in my relationship with Jesus, who feels incredibly blessed to help leaders live for Christ 24/7.
Date night, anything my boys are doing, running, Arkansas Razorbacks, canoeing the Buffalo River, lake with my family, and any vacation…period.
Jesus (first because thats where I want him to be), my Dad more so every day, Coach John Wooden for his wisdom, Sam Walton for his vision and work ethic, Tommy VanZandt for his faith, perseverance and attitude.
Best Advice Received (lately)
From my friend Donnie Smith: “But Godliness with contentment is great gain” (1 Timothy 6:6)
Anything my son Dylan has played/produced, podcast maniac.
The summit of any mountain and a trip back to Australia with my family.
Favorite Sports team
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”
– Colossians 3:23