We are hosting Dave Wardell (Co-Founder & President GoodDay, CFO Chubbies)

Apr 24, 11:00 PM – Apr 25, 2:00 AM

1311 S 1st St, 1311 South 1st Street, Austin, 78704

Startup Grind Austin is back in action on April 24th, Presented by J.P. Morgan & brought to you by FoundersBoost, we present a fireside chat with Dave Wardell, co-founder of GoodDay Software, revolutionizing retail ERP, and previously CFO at Chubbies and Co-Founder of LoopReturns. Learn from his 15+ years of industry expertise, network with the Austin startup community, and enjoy food and drinks.

Hybrid event
Fireside Chat

About this event

Dave has operated, evaluated, and advised consumer brands, manufacturers, and software companies for over 15 years.

GoodDay Software is reinventing the ERP retail operating system with a single unified operating and financial platform built natively into Shopify. GoodDay offers a modern and easy to use approach to managing your inventory and operations. Operators can now get out of unreliable spreadsheets and into a proactive and reliable retail operating system. GoodDayOS is the only retail operating system built for operators by operators.

Prior to co-founding GoodDay, Dave ran finance, operations, and systems at Chubbies for eight years, ultimately as CFO. He successfully scaled them from less than $5M in sales to the merger and eventual IPO with Solo Brands (NYSE: DTC). He then led Chubbies as Brand President for a year, directing the evolution of the team, brand, and operations for their next decade.

While at Chubbies, Dave experienced first-hand the challenges inherent in managing returns as a DTC brand. To help solve this challenge, he partnered with Jonathan Poma and team to lead the creation of a returns management application integrated directly with Shopify in 2015. Later Dave co-founded Loop Returns with Jonathan, Kyle Hency, and others to commercialize that initial application.

Dave's earlier experience as a senior associate at PwC was focused on manufacturing and distribution clients; providing the foundation for his expertise in inventory accounting. His inventory experience began even earlier than that when he served as the Operations Manager for the LA Tennis Open, managing tournament inventory and negotiating supplier deals.

Dave lives in Austin, TX and enjoys running along the river as well as playing soccer. He has a deep interest in history and foreign affairs, which he maintains via memberships in organizations such as the World Affairs Council and BENS.org. Dave graduated from UCLA with Latin honors and his entrepreneurial drive stretches back to his first venture: Clean & Green Landscaping; founded with friends at the seasoned age of 10.

This event is powered by J.P. Morgan and brought to you by FoundersBoost.

J.P. Morgan is committed to being the leading bank for founders, investors, startups, and high-growth companies.

FoundersBoost is the premier global pre-accelerator that helps startups get to revenue, investment or accelerators by providing a 6-week program that pairs them with mentors and experts before they are introduced to investors at demo day. 

Check out what happened


  • Dave Wardell

    GoodDay Software

    Co-Founder and President




April 24 – 25, 2024
11:00 PM – 2:00 AM UTC


Fireside Chat Interview


  • Joe Famalette


    Founder & CEO

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