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David Ciccarelli

Chief Executive Officer, Founder

David Ciccarelli is the CEO and founder of Voices, the online marketplace that connects business people with professional voice over talent. The unique blending of his audio-engineering background with self-taught business savvy and website development afforded David the creative freedom to pursue his passion for innovation during the first dot com boom, the result of which catapulted him onto the scene as a pioneer in his field in the early 2000s.

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About David

David Ciccarelli is an entrepreneur, the founder and CEO of Voices. As Chief Executive Officer, with the help of his team, David has grown Voices from the ground up to become the leader in the voice-over industry. David is responsible for setting the vision, executing the growth strategy, creating a vibrant culture, and managing the company on a day-to-day basis. David is wholeheartedly dedicated to growing the company to become a world-class organization and leading the industry in the digital age.

He often writes about these experiences in the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Forbes.

In the year 2000, David graduated with honours from the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology and in 2017, he completed the Quantum Shift program at the Ivey School of Business. David is currently enrolled at Harvard Business School.

David has participated in the Canadian Technology Accelerator in Silicon Valley and then the Canadian Technology Accelerator in New York City.

He successfully raised $2M in funding from the Business Development Bank of Canada, followed by a USD $18M Series A funding from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital located in San Francisco.

David has been happily married to his wife, Stephanie, for more than 10 years. They have a son and three daughters and live in London, Ontario, Canada. In his free time, he enjoys listening to audiobooks, running, and biking.


Speaking Engagements

David speaks at dozens of events in the tech world and appeared as a guest on national television, radio, webinar and podcast programs, including:

  • The Sharkpreneur Podcast - March 16, 2021
  • Speaker for ISED Business Executives at the Ivey Business School - December 2, 2020
  • Speaker at the Lazaridis ScaleUp All-Cohort Weekend on the Founder’s Funding Panel - October 4, 2019
  • Speaking at Disruptive Innovation Ivey, London - September 12, 2019
  • The Human Voice in the Voice First Era – VOICE Summit New Jersey - July 24, 2019
  • Monday Morning Radio Show - July 14, 2019
  • Alexa in Canada with Terri Fisher - July 2, 2019
  • The Douglas Coleman Radio Show - July 2, 2019
  • The Entrepreneurial You with Heneka Watkis-Porter - June 13, 2019
  • Work, Fit, Passion Podcast with John Francis - May 21, 2019
  • Work, Fit, Passion Podcast with John Francis - May 21, 2019
  • My Future Business Podcast with Rick Nuske - May 11, 2019
  • Your First 1000 Clients with Mitch Russo - May 3, 2019
  • Pennelist at Voice of the Car Summit, San Francisco - April 9, 2019
  • Voice Tech Podcast with Carl Robinson - March 27, 2019
  • Era of the Voice – Converge 2019, Atlanta - February 20, 2019
  • Scaling Startups – Canadian Technology Accelerator, New York City - June 5, 2018
  • QuantumShift Alumni Panel – KPMG Enterprise - May 10, 2018
  • Ivey Entrepreneurship Panel – Ivey Business School - January 19, 2018
  • SMB Customer Fanatics Panel: How 3 Growth Companies are Putting Customers First – Dreamforce - November 8, 2017
  • How One Canadian Small Business Raised $18M From Morgan Stanley Using Salesforce – Salesforce Live - November 8, 2017
  • The Age of the Customer: Growing your Small & Med Business, Panelist – Salesforce Executive Event - June 13, 2017
  • Creating Culture, Keynote – Western U Propel Startup Summit - March 26, 2017
  • London Left Behind, Interviewee – TVO: The Agenda with Steve Paikin - February 27, 2017
  • The Largest Voiceover Marketplace in The World Co-Founder and CEO Chats With Positive Phil, Podcast Guest – Positive Phil Podcast - December 7, 2016
  • Creating a High-Performance Culture, Keynote – Engage Conference - February 23, 2016
  • Predictable Revenue, Keynote – Explode Conference - May 5, 2016
  • Building a Company That’s Set Up to Scale – Rocketship.fm - July 2, 2015
  • Doing Business Development in New York City – NYC - April 13, 2015
  • TechAlliance Munchies with Mentors - February 5, 2015
  • Mixergy Podcast - December 1, 2014
  • CBC Radio Ontario Morning - November 28, 2014
  • Web Optimization Summit – NYC - April 21, 2014
  • Success Harbor, How To Make More Than $10 Million With Voices - April 17, 2014
  • Libro Small Business Seminar - April 9, 2014
  • Venture Out NYC
  • Ivey panel on technology innovation - March 26, 2014
  • Emerging Leaders London - March 26, 2014
  • Entrepreneur Mentor for Mentorship for Emerging Leaders Starting Grounds - March 18, 2014
  • Entrepreneur Mentor for the Canadian Youth Business Foundation’s "Win a Date With…" program - November 26, 2013
  • Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre, "Bridges to Better Business" keynote - November 14, 2013
  • Northwest Innovation Centre, "Growing Your Business Conference" keynote - October 24, 2013
  • Ivey Entrepreneurship Club panelist, "IEC Launch" - September 25, 2013
  • Hartford Online Radio Network - January 26, 2012
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Writing and Media Contributions

David has contributed to such outlets as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Inc., covering the topics of business, entrepreneurship, and technology:

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