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David Vander Ploeg
EVP Business Development

Responsibilities –  Joining DRMG in March 2003 as a Franchise owner, David now serves as Executive Vice President of Business Development and is responsible for providing strategic direction to the business, including his specialty in mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and leads all business development and franchise activities.

Background – Prior to launching Mr. Money Saver in 1996, now DRMG’s flagship brand, David was the owner of a regional newspaper chain where he developed print distribution strategies, operations and efficiencies. In the early 90’s, he owned a  Fitness franchise system with locations in Canada and the U.S., and elevated the company for sale to an investment firm.

David is a past President for the Stoney Creek Chamber Of Commerce. He currently sits on several Marketing Boards and Advisory Committees including the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, Hamilton Conservation Foundation and the Valpak Franchise Board of Directors

Fun Facts – An avid downhill skier, you’ll find David at the Cottage during the summer and on the slopes in the Winter.  David is also actively engaged in numerous charities and fundraising initiatives.