Dave Close has been leading communications campaigns in the technology industry since 1981. During the early 1980s, he was a writer and editor at World Information Systems, Inc. He researched and wrote stories for industry newsletter Electronics Insight and contributed sections on manufacturing, transportation, computing and energy to The Science Almanac.
Dave joined Schwartz Communications in 1994 as one of the first senior-level executives in the then-fledgling agency. Throughout his career as Schwartz, he has led more than 60 client teams, created and directed the agency’s “Schwartz College” training program and led the agency’s new business efforts. He also serves as mentor and advisor for several agency vice presidents. Dave also serves as the general manager of the agency’s Waltham, Massachusetts office.
Dave is one of the agency’s resident experts on manufacturing technologies, energy/utilities and environmental technology, open source software, aviation and transportation, compliance and business ethics. He is the leader of the healthcare information technology practice group and the government relations group.
A life-long avid cyclist, Dave bicycles more than 5,000 miles per season and has been progressing through his goal list to ride up the highest mountains in New England. He is married with two children and lives in Sudbury, Mass.