Our Team

Ocean Exchange Board Member Team

Dave Sobeck

Executive Vice President with Carollo Engineers, Inc

Dave has more than 20 years of experience specializing in the planning, design and construction management of water, wastewater and reuse infrastructure projects.

During his career, Dave has led the design of over $4B in water and wastewater construction for public and private sector clients throughout the US, including some of the largest and most complex industrial water reuse projects in the Nation.

Over his 23+ years at Carollo, Dave has held a number of roles/positions, including Business Development Manager, Client Services Director, Recruiting Coordinator, Strategic Planning Lead, and Security/Resilience Lead. Dave was also responsible for founding and growing Carollo’s Private Sector Group (PSG), which specializes in industrial supply, treatment and reuse. Over the last decade, the group has grown to include over 60 staff, representing $70M/year in design and $1B in construction-related revenue. Dave currently serves as the PSG Managing Director, and Carollo’s Company-wide Managing Director of Marketing. In addition, he is a member of Carollo’s Board of Director.

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“Ocean Exchange has a platform to enable people with information that they need to know about the ocean and then to showcase new technologies that are on the forefront of really helping the ocean and the planet.”

“The quality of the content and the people who are involved with Ocean Exchange is all high end.”

“Besides funding, Ocean Exchange provides access to a wide area network of incredibly talented people in organizations that really do just want to help people.”

“Ocean Exchange is really about helping the little guys grow and in so doing, helping the big guys be better ocean citizens.”

“Ocean Exchange seems to be much more focused on bringing to light under-capitalized, wonderful new technology ideas. And it’s all about two-way access to this new technology and to the people who can help with the experience to grow that technology.”

“Ocean Exchange is a force multiplier to enable sustainable innovation.”

“Ocean Exchange is a global, novel innovation forum that has a greater ability to attract a broader range of impactful stakeholders than any other event that’s out there.”

“Unquestionably, one of Ocean Exchange’s primary strengths is how it brings together people from different paths. That makes its event a delegator experience as well as experience for an innovator or awards nominee.”

“Ocean Exchange is entirely different from any of the other organizations that I’m involved in. It is about sustainable innovation. I think it’s also very different in the extremely broad range of stakeholders that it involves.”

“There’s nothing better than going to an event or engaging with people so you walk away and say, ‘Wow!’”