David's career has spanned many of today's traditional boundaries. He has served in positions of sales, project management, business automation, engineer, technician, and as the vice president of a fortune 500 company. Most recently, Mr. Shaul has served in the following capacities:
- Entrepreneur: Next Click Internet Media, Online Internet Media Marketing
- Entrepreneur: Fish Click Network, Internet and Brick & Mortar Retail
- ChoicePoint: Vice President, eCommerce Marketing,
- Entrepreneur: Fraud Defense Network, Fraud Detection Systems
- Entrepreneur: Practical Computer Concepts, Business Automation Systems
- Physicians Mutual Insurance Company: Project Manager, Business Systems Analyst, Network Administrator
- Overland Computer Systems: Computer Network Engineer
- University of Nebraska Medical Center: Medical Computer Technician
- Riser Bond Instruments: Cable Test Equipment Electronics Engineer, Sales Technician.
Mr. Shaul has also served on several committees, boards and associations.
- US Department of Health and Human Services: Congressional Advisory Committee Member, Medicare Fraud.
- Eastern Nebraska Anti-Fraud Association, Secretary
- Editor and contibutor to the FraudReport.com Anti-Fraud Newsletter.
- Platteview Nebraska School Board, Board Member
- Nebraska Novell Users Group, President, Secretary
- Nebraska Certified Network Engineer Professional Association, President.
Mr. Shaul is also a nationally recognized speaker and has spoken at such venues as the National Anti-Fraud Conference, Midwest Claims Conference, California Claims Conference, Nebraska Anti-Fraud Conference, and the Iowa Claims Conference to name a few. He has also appeared on programs such as Computer Talk Radio and the Mark Fuhrman Show.
While working as a Business Systems Project Manager for Physicians Mutual Insurance Company, David conceived the idea of collecting claims data from multiple insurance companies and using this data to identify fraudulent activity. Working closely with the Special Investigation Unit Anti-Fraud Coalition and several fraud analyst, David was able to futher define this idea into a workable project. David was able to convince insurance companies across the nation to participate in the anti- fraud effort and become an active member of the Fraud Defense Network. He developed the software, integrated the hardware, and launched the All Claims Database. He continued to develop additional applications servicing financial institutions, investigators, prosecutors, FBI, and federal and state fraud bureaus to create the first ever all inclusive Fraud Defense Network.
As an early Internet pioneer, David developed the concept of vertical site application development. He applied this concept to the Fraud Defense Network whereby creating a broad range of web sites serving separate functions while at the same time, maintaining a central focus.
David eventually sold the Fraud Defense Network to Fortune 500 company, ChoicePoint Inc. and began his duties as the Vice President of eCommerce Marketing. Working closely with the Vice President of Business Acquisitions, David evaluated prospect companies in relation to their data content. He defined how that data would be used to enhance current ChoicePoint products. Once a new company was acquired, David managed the process to roll-out new products or existing product enhancements using the newly acquired data. This involved the data integration to the central data center, programming the new products and enhancements, creating marketing materials, promoting the new products at trade shows and training ChoicePoint's national sales force.
Being an avid outdoorsman, and with a non-compete in place David moved into the Online Outdoor Recreation market. He applied his vertical concept to create the Fish Click Network. This network of over 300 fishing and outdoor related sites, allowed the growth of the eCommerce web sites to carry over 60,000 Fishing, Hunting, Marine and Camping Products.
David sold the outdoor business to BPS in 2011. With new management in place, the warehouse shipping in 24 hours, the call center operating, and customer service functioning at desired levels, David began to expand upon the vertical site application concept with his current project, the Next Click Network.
David utilized the expanded concept as a basis for the most powerful and effective Internet advertising method available today. The vertical site application concept, devised by David in the 90's, is now practically an Internet standard for Internet Advertising Networks. The Next Click Internet Media Network consists of thousands of web sites and is now a fully self-sufficient operation.
What's next for David Shaul? Time will tell. With his varied background in Insurance Fraud, Identity Theft, Marketing, Project Management, Sales, Business Processes, Computers, and Customer Service, as well as Public Speaking, David is always on the lookout for new opportunities and challenges.
Fraud Defense Network
Fortune 500 ChoicePoint acquires Fraud Defense Network, the nation's foremost contributory network of anti-fraud services and information over the Internet.
"The Fraud Defense Network is the collective response effort by insurers, law enforcement agencies,and consumers to combat fraud," explained David Shaul. "With ChoicePoint as a partner, our entire membership has greater access to expanded services and more information. We're very excited to be able to offer more tools with which to address fraud."
Next Click reaches 1000 website mile stone. You may not have heard of Next Click before, but it is very likely that you have visited a Next Click Internet property.
Fish Click, one of the nation's top online outdoor merchandise retailers, reaches 60,000 product milestone. Now serving fishing, hunting, camping and marine enthusiast, Fish Click has solidified itself as one of the top online retailers in the outdoor marketplace.