We Are Communication Architects

Building brand awareness through content creation and community engagement.

Dave Black

Partner, Executive Vice President

Dave has a rich legacy in building successful US programs and taking them global. He has been a leader for NetApp since 2000, helping to broaden the program into 35+ countries and playing a part in NetApp’s growth to a $5B +global technology leader. Dave also leads the corporate communications team for Sony PlayStation, developing and executing consumer driven campaigns and executive thought leadership programs. Dave has led billion dollar acquisition campaigns, directed dozens of earnings announcements, developed and executed internal communications programs and has established a strong reputation in the business press community for his candor and ability to create tangible stories.

Dave’s past clients include public companies such as Compaq, Brocade, and Finisar. He previously represented notable Internet search giants Alta Vista and Google and spent time in the manufacturing and semiconductor industry. Dave has led programs for emerging venture backed organizations.

Dave is the former president of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and serves on the board of the Santa Clara Vanguard, a nonprofit music and arts organization.