Dave Eaton


Dave Eaton is a Senior Client Partner, Practice Leader – Culture Transformation, based in the Firm’s Boston office.


Mr. Eaton’s focus addresses the human side of any culture change or business transaction, while the company works to ensure efficient and effective execution and sustainability of desired change via cultural integration and individual and team performance, which can have a direct impact on bottom-line results.


An experienced global consultant, Mr. Eaton specializes in the areas of cultural integration, multinational team building, global leadership development, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, outsourcing/offshoring, and other large-scale corporate transactions.


He is a frequent author and speaker in public and private company forums, having facilitated more than 500 workshops, team sessions, and one-on-one coaching sessions for a broad range of clients across multiple industries and functions within the Fortune 1000.


In 1993, Mr. Eaton founded Eaton Consulting Group, which merged in 2005  with Meridian Resources (creators of GlobeSmart™) to form Aperian Global, the world’s largest, privately-held, cross-cultural training, consulting, webtools company, where he held the position of founder/owner/practice leader through 2009.


He is a member of, and speaker at, a wide array of professional associations in human resources (SHRM, ASTD, HCI, HRLF), and other industry conferences (Conference Board, NASSCOM, and Project Management Institute). He has been a guest lecturer at major business schools and universities, including Harvard University, Emory University, Boston University, and Babson College.


Mr. Eaton has a master’s degree in intercultural management from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Mr. Eaton is speaking in:

Building Cultural Fluency: Understanding Foreign Cultures & Protocol

JVs, Partnerships, M&As: Entering on Strong Footing