Leading the charge

Stalwart Communications is a proven, savvy and tenacious public relations firm that shares in the risks and rewards in generating positive awareness for its clients in order to shorten their business cycles.

Get to know the founder that’s not afraid to put its money where its mouth is in delivering measurable PR and marketing results for organizations.

David B. Oates, APR


David Oates is a 25-year marketing and public relations veteran who holds extensive experience in developing as well as executing successful and measurable programs for a wide range of agency, corporate and government organizations.

Prior to founding Stalwart Communications in 2006, David was Marketing Director for Financial Profiles, a 35-year old financial planning software company based in Carlsbad, Calif., where he directed all marketing-related strategies and programs, including lead generation, partner/reseller, customer/sales support, brand enhancement, public relations, competitive analysis and market strategy/situation analysis programs. He also draws great strength from his days as a U.S. Navy combat and public affairs officer, where he honed his skills in leadership and corporate communications in various forward deployed operations, including Haiti, Hong Kong and the Middle East.

David is an accredited public relations (APR) expert affiliated with the Public Relations Society of America, and serves on the Board of Directors for Rotary Club of San Diego, the fourth largest Rotary club in the world. He received his MBA from San Diego State University’s Executive Program in 2004 and his bachelors of arts from the University of Maryland in 1991. David was named among the 2009 “40 under 40” list of top professionals by the San Diego Metropolitan.

Things you might not know about David:

  1. He threw out the ceremonial first pitch for his favorite baseball team, the San Diego Padres, before a regular season game in 2009.
  2. He also regularly donates blood platelets for cancer patients at the San Diego Blood Bank.
  3. He is a struggling, though happy, guitar player when he can make time for it.

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