Dave has more than 15 years experience consulting with individuals, corporations and entrepreneurial enterprises on communications, marketing and business strategy issues. As president of Aileron Communications, he has worked with clients as diverse as William Blair New World Ventures, honesty.com and Nielsen & Bainbridge Creative Industries on strategic communication, corporate direction and crisis communication issues.
An attorney by training, Dave previously worked in sales and marketing for Engineering Animation, Inc. There he also helped litigators simplify and clarify complex messages for presentation to judges, juries and arbitrators. He was also publisher of Illinois Legal Times, a statewide magazine on the business of law, and founding associate publisher of Corporate Legal Times, a national magazine for in-house counsel.
Dave honed his strategic edge through several years in politics and government including launching and managing gubernatorial, senatorial and local campaigns and serving as president of a political organization. He also acted as executive producer and host of the Chicago-based talk radio program Politically Speaking with Dave Lundy.
Dave’s business technology column runs every Thursday in the Chicago Sun-Times print and online editions. Dave earned an A.B. from Washington University in St. Louis, a J.D. from DePaul University School of Law and completed graduate work in communications at Northwestern University.