Dave J. Levitt is a principal and co-founder of Third Coast Development in Grand Rapids. Previously, he spent most of his career trying to be an entrepreneur inside of large companies. Working for large global firms, Levitt learned the value of human effort and structured thinking. As an entrepreneur, he learned to disregard most of those good habits and jump in with both feet, burn the lifeboats and commit to making his business ventures successful. Levitt enjoys working on “applied strategy” or making good ideas become great reality.