Dave Hickman

Dave Hickman Managing Principle , Talent Solutions at CLA

Talent Solutions is part of CLA (Clifton Larsen Allen LLP) the 8th largest US accounting and professional services firm, serving clients with strategic HR Consulting, outsourcing, and recruiting services. Dave supports and serves a highly experienced and industry specialized national team that are uniquely designed to deliver a seamless approach in creating workforce solutions.

After 20 years as an entrepreneur with fast growth domestic & international companies, Dave joined CLA in 2017 for the opportunity to be a part of a transformational company and leader in professional services. He believes a “we before me” mindset is foundational for teams to best serve clients, solve their problems, and improve outcomes that help them achieve their dreams.
Living the CLA Promise: To know you, help you, and create opportunities.

Prior to leading Avancos, he worked for a top 10 talent acquisition firm, starting and leading their BPO division to explosive growth over a three year period. While holding various leadership positions, Dave was acknowledged as a performance driven thought leader, recognized as executive of the year and a consistent top ten performer 10 of 11 years in a competitive field of 1100 offices.

His responsibilities of future acquisitions & emerging models led Dave to joining Avancos Netherlands as VP Global Operations and founding partner in January 2008, growing through the recession and tripling service centers to serve the global Fortune 1000. Avancos USA was formed in January 2010 with business partner Brent Shopp. The two grew the business and the team, then successfully sold the business to a strategic buyer in January 2017.

As a Hunt Big Sales advisor, he is an executive & sales coach for leaders who want explosive growth. Hunt Big Sales is an industry leading strategic selling system for growth minded organizations, led by founder and nationally recognized speaker/author Tom Searcy. Dave’s passion for helping others has led him to be an active board member with the largest adoption agency in the United States. Vistage member 2012-2017