David Packouz is an American entrepreneur, inventor, and musician. He is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Singular Sound - a company focused on making technology that empowers musicians to create better music. Under his leadership, the company launched the BeatBuddy Drum Machine Guitar Pedal and raised nearly $350,000 from Indiegogo. Subsequently, it became one of the most successful music accessory crowdfunding campaigns in history. The BeatBuddy has also received every major recognition in the musical instrument industry, from the industry's highest honor of “Best in Show” at the National Association of Music Merchants to Guitar World’s Platinum Award for Excellence, and also induction into the Guitar Player’s Hall of Fame in 2015.
Prior to founding Singular Sound, David was an arms dealer during the War in Afghanistan and partner of AEY Inc., a major weapons contractor for the U.S. Department of Defense. In early 2007, AEY Inc. secured a nearly $300 million U.S. government contract to supply the Afghan Army with ammunition and weapons. David’s arm dealing story was published in the 2015 book Arms and the Dudes by Guy Lawson, and was produced into the 2016 film War Dogs by Todd Phillips. He is portrayed by Miles Teller in the film.