Dave Carlson | Brunswick Group
Dave Carlson

Dave Carlson

Partner, Chicago

Dave advises global corporations on all matters of corporation and financial communications.

With nearly 20 years of experience across sales, communications, marketing and investor relations, he brings a unique, cross-functional mindset to helping business leaders engage with customer, employee and investor audiences. 

His clients at Brunswick have included Abbott, Albertsons Cos., Caterpillar, Hyatt Corporation, The Kellogg Company, Mars, McDonald’s, Walgreens Boots Alliance and Western Union. Representative project highlights include advising: AbbVie in its $55 billion bid for Shire Plc., Albertsons Co’s in its proposed $24 billion merger with Kroger, and Abbott with its voluntary recall of Similac baby formula.

Prior to joining Brunswick, Dave held positions of increasing responsibility at global agencies owned by Omnicom and WPP. He also worked as a Communications Manager for Getco LLC (now part of Virtu Financial), a global trading firm. He began his professional career as a retail salesclerk for Bloomingdale’s.

He serves on the Board of Directors for Bernie’s Book Bank, a non-profit organization focused on increasing youth book ownership in underserved areas.