David Ayers is a Group Vice President of Technology with Leslie's Poolmart. David has over twenty years of experience crafting elegant, simple solutions for complex problems. He has worked in consulting and industry, with a focus on retail, eCommerce, and the travel industry. Prior to joining Leslie's, David had a brief consulting stint with Credera, and prior to that, David was VP of Technology for The Container Store, where he led teams of technologists in varying areas supporting a speciality retail business, including supply chain, stores, eCommerce, enterprise reporting and analytics, operations, and support. He is passionate about software-as-craft and DevOps practices and helped instill those into the DNA of The Container Store's technologists.