David Henkes is a Senior Principal within Technomic’s Advisory Group and is responsible for directing strategic consulting and research assignments for clients active in the food, beverage, equipment and related industries. As a senior member of the firm, his specific responsibilities include client engagement, project oversight and general industry relations. He also oversees the firm’s Beverage Practice and also acts in an additional role as Head of Strategic Partnerships.

Since joining the firm in 1996, Dave has conducted and managed a wide variety of proprietary and multi-client engagements, both domestic and international. His range of experience is wide and includes market and strategic planning, customer satisfaction benchmarking, opportunity analyses, acquisition due diligence evaluations, new product evaluation and concept testing, usage/attitude analyses, and distribution systems analyses. He has also moderated numerous professional and consumer focus groups on food and related topics.

Dave is a well-known commentator on the food and beverage industry and has appeared on numerous platforms including Bloomberg TV, Thomson Reuters, CNBC, CNN, NPR Marketplace, Fox Business, NBC/MSNBC, CBS, and ABC, among others. He has been cited by a wide variety of print and internet publications including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, TheStreet.com, Crain’s Business, Buzzfeed, Business Insider, Associated Press syndicated articles, as well as industry trade magazines such as Restaurant Business, Nation’s Restaurant News, Beverage Industry Magazine, Food Equipment Reports, and others.