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David Mammano's life mission is to help people realize their highest potential though education.  In 1995 He founded what has now become Next Step Education Group.


Next Step Education Group has grown to become a nationwide resource that helps millions of students a year with college, career, and life planning. Their multi-media enterprise is comprised of digital, mobile, video, and consumer products.


Additionally, David has founded and sold two companies, also related to education.

LINK Magazine and BackToLearn.com


David graduated from the university at Buffalo in 1991 with a bachelor's in communications/ advertising. He is also a graduate of the MIT Entrepreneurial Masters Program, an executive education program offered through the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO)


David is a local board member for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Junior Achievement. He is also an active member of Entrepreneurs Organization (EO).  He has spoken at hundreds of high school, college, business, and EO events. In June 2012, he was able to check something off fro mhis bucket list and spoke at TEDx Conference.


His first book, "101 Things You can Do To become an Outstanding Young Adult", was published in 2004. In 2014 he published his second book, "Make Love in the Workplace," a guide to awesome culture in the office.


Now David is a dedicated Husband and father. David, Luisa and their three young children, Gianluca, Melania and Alessio, reside in Victor, NY.  His hobbies include family activities, reading, cooking, eating, exercise and repeated attempts at humor.

Episode 33 - 4/13/2016 Author & Founder/CEO of Next Step Education Group David Mammano

"Surround yourself by wicked smart people"

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"Wherever you are, be there"

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