David came on board as a consultant to work on planning and managing the launch of a major publication, the Rural Poverty Report 2011. We were impressed with how he was able to hit the ground running, fit well into our team, and begin delivering outstanding results in a very short time frame. In addition to contributing his own experience-based ideas and innovations to the process, he has demonstrated a capability to produce an enormous amount of high-quality work in a challenging and deadline-driven environment. And he handles it all with good humor, which greatly adds to his value. We really enjoy working with him.