Currently seeking new opportunities, David Eckess worked as a Project and Procurement Manager with the team of professionals at Little Rock, AR based Paramount Metal Systems.
Paramount Metal Systems specializes in pre-engineered steel structures and metal roof systems. Our Design/Build expertise enables us to be engaged with our client's and their projects from concept and design to completion.
Paramount's client base is diverse by industry and geographically. Those clients include Fortune 500 companies, the U.S. Government, Public University Systems, Faith Based organizations, City and Local Governments.
Complementing his Project Management background, David brings expertise in both Finance and Business Relationship Management. David fosters, manages and maintains customer relationships with people from the C-Suite to individual contributors.
David Eckess holds the view that most industries and the services they offer are commoditized with only a few key differentiators. In order to maintain a competitive edge, providing a client experience going beyond expectations is crucial to success.
David Eckess recently wrapped up a 14 month volunteer position as an Independent Construction Project Manager. In this position David Eckess’ worked to protect the owner’s interest in a four million dollar construction and renovation project. In that role he was on site daily and performed array of tasks. These included the award of contracts, quality checks, monitoring the supply chain.
David Eckess previous experiences were a Financial Advisor and Wealth Manager for nearly 30 years. Eckess was a Vice President and Financial Advisor at Delta Trust Investments, Inc. and Associate President and Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. Eckess started his career as a traditional Stockbroker. As the Financial Services industry changed in the years since 1987 David's business model transitioned also. David Eckess welcomed the industry changes as he redefined his practice from being a Stock and Bond broker to being a Comprehensive Wealth Manager. Using consultative techniques, David Eckess worked with executives, business owners and families to develop and implement comprehensive wealth management programs tailored to their respective needs. David never hesitated to engage with outside professionals for the benefit of his clients. Eckess developed and provided a concierge type customer service platform. David's experience and multi-faceted skill set him apart from others and is a key element in his success.
David Eckess believes that obtaining and maintaining expert knowledge in ones field is only a prerequisite for the job. David Eckess believes in order to maintain an edge it is essential to have clearly defined processes and service models while having enough flexibility to adjust to an ever changing marketplace.
David Eckess is a resident of Little Rock, Arkansas and completed his BA in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock in 1998. Mr. Eckess is a strong team player and is valued and respected by his peers for his strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills. David Eckess has a keen knack for evaluating situations and solving problems, Eckess excels at helping and influencing his coworkers and promoting efficiency at work while ensuring the client’s interests are protected.
David Eckess volunteers for various causes from building houses in Mexico and Costa Rica, camps for challenged children and disaster assistance.. He is the Vice-Chairman of the Building Committee at St. James Methodist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. From 2007 to 2011, David Eckess was a regular on the air radio personality providing live drive time reports on the financial markets.