Dave Bellando, Vice President, Software Development


Dave Bellando is the Vice President of Software Engineering at Avantax Wealth Management, where he is accountable for defining and executing the company’s technology vision. This includes building high-performing teams, defining processes that ensure compliance with federal regulations, and partnering with Avantax business units to implement scalable, secure and cost-effective technology solutions.


Dave has led technology organizations for more than 20 years. He has been with the company since 2014 and previously served as the AVP of Technology, the Director of Software Development and the Director of the Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO). Dave is a member of the Financial Services Institute (FSI) Technology Council, and the Forbes Technology Council. Dave has tremendous experience in the engineering and software development field, leading initiatives with organizations such as PepsiCo, the United Nations World Food Programme, American Airlines, Dell Computer, Broadlane, USWeb/CKS, and Texas Instruments.


Dave earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Louisiana Tech University, and his Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. He has a passion for solving difficult problems and gains fulfillment by positively affecting the culture of an organization. He holds the FINRA Series 7 license.