David Gamage working alongside Mohammed Farooq and the rest of the Absolute Waste Management team providing a balanced approach to the waste management business. With over thirty years as a professional accountant Mr. Gamage has gained an intimate knowledge of how and why numbers float around a financial statement. With most of his professional life involved in management David has also acquired the HR skills to work with people, to understand what drives them and what holds them back.
Mr. Gamage has worked with Alberta based real estate development companies for the last fifteen year as advisor and financial officer. His financial oversight has contributed to the acquisition of over nine hundred million dollars of real estate; equity and debt financing in excess of five hundred million dollars; plus the development and management of those real estate holdings.
Mr. Gamage works directly with the Boards and stakeholders on a continual basis to ensure executive plans are implemented, monitored and evaluated for maximum return in a fashion consistent with each company’s corporate vision.
Mr. Gamage spent nine years in the Armed Forces before getting his Accounting Designation in 1986 through the University of British Columbia followed by a number of years working with a medium sized accounting firm before co-founding a public practice firm Vancouver BC. Following the entrepreneurial spirit Mr. Gamage also was the owner or principle of a BC construction company, a millwork company, and an international seafood import export company, plus a rather profitable venture into the world of cosmetics.
David’s well rounded education in a wide range of business plus many years at the table with lenders, investors and governments ensures a positive contribution to the Absolute Waste Management team.