About David Pitre
David Pitre leads Davis & Company’s consulting team, which provides clients with support in employee communication and change management. Since joining the firm in 2005, David has helped leading organizations—such as BlackRock, Dun & Bradstreet, New York Public Library, PepsiCo and The Rockefeller Foundation—reach, engage and motivate their employees. As the firm’s measurement practice leader, he developed Davis & Company’s communication effectiveness model that helps clients demonstrate the value of their work.
An experienced speaker on communication issues, David has conducted workshops for The Conference Board, the International Association of Business Communicators, Society for Human Resource Management and the Institute of Communications and Advertising. He has also written or edited several books: Change communication made easy, How to conduct employee focus groups and What’s Next: 9 ways to reinvent employee communication. He holds a bachelor’s degree in instructional media from Ryerson University (Toronto) and an MBA in design management from the University of Westminster (U.K.).
Q&A with David Pitre
What makes Davis & Company special?
I like to think that Goldilocks would like it here because we’re just the right size. Not too small—where we can’t handle complex assignments. Not too large—where colleagues get lost in a sea of bureaucracy. But just right—where everyone interacts with clients and we have fun doing great work!
What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Definitely butterscotch, but coconut is a close second. If they’re both in the same bowl, even better.
What was the first album you bought?
Olivia Newton-John’s Clearly Love—don’t judge me, please.