David Stich is the Senior Vice President for Strategic Partnerships at Y&L. Previously, David was a director for Accenture’s Federal Services Delivery Center. He had accountability for 1,100+ team members supporting over 50 information technology projects in the federal, finance, and high tech sectors.
During David’s 20+ year career with Accenture, he developed expertise in planning, designing, developing, testing, and implementing large-scale integrated management information systems.
David’s passion is to provide opportunities for people wanting to enter into an IT career. Before moving to San Antonio, David was instrumental in establishing Cayuse Technologies (Accenture’s Delivery Center on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Pendleton, OR). David and his team identified community members who had the right attitude and aptitude to be in IT. Cayuse created eight-week boot camps that gave these individuals the skills and opportunities they needed to enter the IT work force. Cayuse Technologies now employs over 350 Native Americans working in IT jobs. David introduced this model in San Antonio to create internships for enlisted personnel transitioning out of the military.
David holds a B.S. in Financial Management from California State University and was Accenture’s Campus Champion. Previously, David was the chair for the Eastern Oregon University Industry Advisory Board and for the Children’s Museum of Eastern Oregon.
David is married to Esther and they recently celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary. They have two active sons who are involved in local sports organizations, the Fine Arts, and attend Cornerstone Christian School. David “D2” Stich is 15 and Charles “Charlie” Stich is 12. Esther, D2, and Charlie are enrolled members of the Karuk tribe located in Happy Camp, CA. Happy Camp, CA is their “happy” place where they spend most of their free time enjoying swimming in the creek, rafting the Klamath river, and sitting by the camp fire.
David’s dream is to eventually leave the consulting world to teach high school history and coach.