Dave Gorman is the former President and co-founder of Clearview Staffing Software.
Clearview Staffing Software is a Dallas based, 65 employee, multi-million dollar Software as a Service (SaaS) company. Clearview developed, marketed, implemented, and supported solutions for the healthcare staffing industry. Firms of all sizes utilized Clearview’s solutions to automate end to end and core business processes.
While attending the University of North Texas, Dave and several of his close friends would get together to talk about possibilities for startups. Overtime, Dave realized that he wanted to start a software company, so Dave formed a partnership with one of his close friends. Dave and his business partner quit their jobs and devoted all of their time to creating their new startup. Soon after, Clearview Staffing Software Company was created. Dave provided business development and sales expertise and his partner provided programming and technical knowledge.
In 2000, it was a tough time to sell SaaS. At that time, companies only purchased and downloaded software. Dave and his partner initially had a hard time selling the idea of web-based software. Business owners struggled with understanding that they no longer needed a server – all they needed was a web browser.
To jumpstart their business, Dave contacted a friend who owned a nurse staffing company and offered to build him customized software for his company. Dave and his partner started building customized software and overtime, they started reaching more business owners. Within a couple of years, they had turned their web-based software services into a competitive advantage.
In 2009, Dave and his partner achieved the entrepreneurial dream of selling their company. Dave stayed on for another year before leaving in 2010 to begin a new journey. Dave is now an investor and board member of several organizations including Endeavor Commerce, Simple Sleep Services, and the University of North Texas Alumni Association.