Chief Financial Officer
David Barnard joined the Tumbleweed team in 2016 as Chief Financial Officer, accepting the challenge to grow the Tiny House niche in a tight housing market. He brings 28+ years of experience as an Executive in charge of Finance and Operations, specializing in cutting-edge and rapid-growth industries.
Innovative markets are key in David’s success. Beginning in 1986, he oversaw tremendous growth for The Nature Company, shepherding the opening of over 100 additional stores and propelling sales to $150 million. He next led Design Within Reach to a successful IPO in 2004, built upon sales growth of $155 million in the six years preceding the IPO. David has also managed Cinder Block to more than double previous sales and helped to incubate and launch Epic Sky, a tween-centered clothing and lifestyle company. He helped transform city commutes, using his expertise to help launch Public Bikes.
David’s open-minded approach enables him to take advantage of changes in public perception and navigate the bumpy road of emerging trends. We are excited he is on our management team and guiding Tumbleweed to new levels of success.
David lives in Sonoma CA, and is a proud father of two. He enjoys hiking, tending and propagating succulents, and riding his orange Public Bike.