Dave Carlson

Dave Carlson


Dave is a Director in Brunswick’s Chicago office. He has extensive experience advising clients on critical issues with a focus on financial communications and corporate reputation initiatives for B2B corporations.

Dave has advised many leading Midwestern organizations during transformative financial events, including: initial public offerings for US Foods and CDW, Baxter International’s Baxalta spin-off, and AbbVie’s bid for Shire. His industry expertise spans financial, healthcare, technology and consumer packaged goods sectors.

Prior to joining Brunswick Group, Dave served as a Senior Vice President for FleishmanHillard in Chicago. Before FleishmanHillard, Dave worked for Ogilvy Public Relations where he led multiple global client initiatives for State Street, ACT Organization and others. Dave also worked in communications at Getco LLC (now part of Virtu Financial), a leading global market maker.  

Dave holds a degree in political science from Arizona State University.