Howard Davner


About Howard Davner

Howard Davner is an experienced entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the finance industry, the majority of which was spent on Wall Street. Though he has since left his career on Wall Street to pursue other business ventures and has relocated to West Orange, New Jersey, Howard’s lengthy time spent on Wall Street will always play an influential role in his career. Nowadays, Howard can be found working as CEO of Beverage USA Holdings, Inc. Wanting to branch out into the beverage industry for some time now, Howard is now working towards evolving the company into a leading national brand in the functional beverage space. This role allows him to oversee the company’s branding and develop a team of passionate individuals.

Throughout Howard’s career, he has developed the necessary skills to be a successful entrepreneur. Howard Davner has been a business-minded individual throughout his entire life. He graduated from the University of South Florida with his Bachelor of Arts in Economics, which led him to his lengthy career on Wall Street. From 2000 to 2013, Howard worked for Goldman Sachs on Wall Street, growing his responsibilities immensely from when he first began. He quickly earned promotions and eventually became the Vice President. His entrepreneurial spirit allowed him to play an instrumental role in the company’s growth, resulting in him building a solid resume of accomplishments.

During Howard’s time on Wall Street, he gained recognition as a top revenue producer for generating more than three million dollars in annual trading profits, designed an algorithm trading platform, and more. Many individuals would recognize these accomplishments as the highlight of their professional lives and decide against a career change. But Howard Davner has never been one to quit when he’s ahead. The entrepreneur inside of him would never allow him to do so. Instead, Howard decided to start his own banking firm, specializing in working with Small Caps and Micro-Cap companies. Afterward, he also became the CEO of a $100 million lending fund before taking over as CEO of Nerd Focus, an energy drink under the parent company Beverage USA Holdings, Inc.

Consequently, Howard has become a notable entrepreneur with a keen knowledge of finance and business practices. Howard’s past experiences prepared him well for stepping into his current role in the beverage industry. Some of his core competencies include accounting and finance, economics, mergers and acquisitions, banking and investments, risk management, public relations, organizational leadership, and more. 

In his youth, Howard Davner always knew he was destined to be an entrepreneur. Whether he was running a paper route or mowing lawns, he spent his childhood wrapped up in the world of entrepreneurship while other kids were playing make-believe. Throughout his college years, Howard even ran a valet business to make some extra cash. His love of business and finance was now undeniable – he decided he would be active in the industries throughout adulthood. As his experience shows, he has taken hold of multiple business opportunities and has, as a result, achieved the entrepreneurial dreams of his youth.

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