Dave Carlson established eonBusiness in 1997 to meet the needs of start-ups and early development stage companies for building internet-based businesses. He has started six businesses, supported dozens of other companies, and has successfully exited two businesses. Prior to founding eonBusiness, Carlson was a senior executive at Echo Star Communications Corporation for 12 years, where he was an integral part of the launch of DISH Network and the initiation of EchoStar\’s global business expansion. Carlson\’s EchoStar career included a six-year stint in The Netherlands as Managing Director of European, African, and Middle Eastern Operations. Carlson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication at Bethany College and a Masters in International Management from the Thunderbird School of International Management.