David E Hairston is a third generation Dallasite who has lived in Uptown for over ten years. He is the founder of a successful cloud computing company which he founded in 2009 - days after the Dow Jones reached the infamous “bottom”. David’s career began after AT&T Business recruited him from Texas A&M University. He paid his way through college, first attending El Centro in Downtown Dallas and then Texas A&M University. He earned his BBA in Marketing working Retail at CompUSA building and selling computers.
Real estate is a core competency for David as his company specializes in designing metropolitan fiber networks. He is the “go to” person for the “who’s who” in Dallas commercial real estate when it comes to metropolitan fiber. Industry professionals seek his expertise to evaluate their property from the standpoint of “cloud viability”. Right here in PD193, David has “lit'' numerous buildings with metropolitan fiber and personally designed networks that connect these buildings to datacenters.
The Office of Economic Development has created the environment for “home grown” entrepreneurs like David to create businesses right here in Dallas. David is passionate about giving back to the community. For over five years he has been involved in Stars on the Rise, a scholarship program designed to help students pay for college. The unique niche David supports is the Cisco Academy at El Centro College. With a few months of classes to obtain a Cisco Certification, college students can obtain high paying “flex jobs” managing cloud networks at some of Dallas’s premier headquarters. Ultimately students can graduate with $ 0 college debt and the degree of their choice, enabling them to buy real estate right here in PD193.
David lives in Uptown with his wife Irma, who is an Orchestra Director at a local high school and plays professionally with the Richardson Symphony Orchestra. Their daughter was born in Uptown and is a student at the same grade school David attended as a child. David’s hobbies are antique computers and digital photography. He is also a Salesfoce.com “guru”, having built his companies own Salesfoce.com “org”. David loves genealogy and often helps schools and nonprofits establish a cloud based archives for their media.
The Hairston family are members of Saint Seraphim Church (Irma) and Christ the King Church (David).
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