David R. Salazar

David Salazar is the Executive Vice President for Cathedral Corporation. Prior to becoming EVP for Cathedral Corporation, David was the President and CEO of AXIS Data Solutions, a company he helped grow from four employees and $400,000 a year to more than 120 employees and $12 million of revenue a year. With his strategic leadership, AXIS Data Solutions was selected as one of the Golden 100 (top 100 privately held companies) in Central Florida for four years; has been in the top 500 Hispanic owned business in the U.S. for the past seven years; and was selected by the Central Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as the recipient of the 2003 Don Quixote, Small Business of the Year Award.  He sold AXIS Data Solutions to Cathedral Corporation in 2014.

AXIS Data Solutions is not his first success story. During his 40 year career, David has helped numerous companies achieve success including Spectrum Technology and AT&T.

In addition to his executive career, David has a history of lending his expertise to several advisory boards and board of directors in his community. He has been a member of the boards of both the Orlando Civic Theater and the Printing Association of Florida. Currently, he is a board member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida as well as a member of the UNM Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

David graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology and currently lives in Florida.

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