Meet The Team


Gotham Growth can make your growth initiatives happen. If you want a consultant, there are many smart people willing to help you.

It's not unlike what you go through to sell your services to end-clients. They can choose anyone. When they choose your firm, they are choosing you because they believe you can best provide them with a remedy to their pain. People buy emotionally, they make decisions intellectually.

Gotham Growth has been in your shoes. We've made mistakes and learned from them. We've also had a great deal of success. We've managed on tight budgets, we've had to answer tough questions from stakeholders and the board related to the P&L, Balance Sheet and Pipelines.

Let us help you grow your firm. If there is a fit - it will be dynamic - we'll provide the references to back that up!


David Hain             

Managing Partner

Peter Walts


Bill Young


About Us

Mr. Hain is a highly energetic and successful business leader with diverse experience driving profitable growth in challenging, competitive, and volatile customer markets. A key strength of his firm is the ability to allow clients to leverage existing investments in intellectual property, technology and channels of distribution into rapid, profitable, and sustainable growth in new or existing markets.

Bill is Founder | Managing Partner of Cerus Partners, a consultancy that works with middle/lower-middle market firms to help optimize opportunities for growth. His personal experience includes: tech, clean tech and business services industries; providing corporate strategy, business development (including M&A), operations and executive advisory services. Bill is an early-stage investor; adjunct at Villanova Business School; and active Executive Committee Member of the China Partnership of Greater Philadelphia.

Gordon Zeilstra


Human Resources Technology Sales Leader, Product Visionary & Growth Strategist. A veteran of Human Resources technology for over 20 years, Gordon has held senior executive roles at some of the HR technology industry’s leading vendors. Notably, he has provided strong leadership at the inflection point of HR tech's most notable growth organizations.

Peter Walts is the founder and CEO of Centropy Group, a new business catalyst and consulting firm focused on creating new value and client momentum through business development, strategic alliances, licensing, and transactions. The firm has industry experience spanning broad sectors such as: publishing, direct marketing, e-commerce, identity fraud/security, software development, retail and franchise development.

Ed Cohen


As the CEO of Actionable Guru, LLC, Ed Cohen brings his career full circle. A pioneer and innovator in the education technology space, Ed Cohen was one of the first developers of computer-assisted learning software, helping companies to replace classroom training with highly effective, e-learning programs that shortened training cycles, enabled employees to be more productive, provided career development opportunities, and made team members safer on the job.