Dave Mancuso launched his business, Mancuso Communication Strategies, in 2012 to leverage 25+ years of experience in government advocacy, public affairs, public relations and media relations for Fortune 50 companies, start-ups and non-profit organizations. Dave develops and implements communication plans that influence public and political relationships in order to advance his clients’ mission-critical objectives. He personally delivers or oversees a variety of cross-discipline communications, advocacy and lobbying services tailored to the specific needs of his clients.
Although he enjoyed a successful career as a senior executive with broad responsibilities across many different geographies, Dave reached the point where he need to go out on his own to fulfill his dreams.
He founded his entrepreneurial venture upon the experience and acumen he cultivated in senior leadership positions with AT&T, VOX Global Mandate, Watercove Networks – a venture capital-backed wireless telecommunications infrastructure company acquired by Alcatel in 2004 – and Cunningham Communications, where Dave served as IBM account manager.
Dave has a successful track record of developing and implementing strategic outreach programs for individuals and enterprises in the fields of technology, government, energy, healthcare and education.
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What did you do before you started your own business?
Which job was your favorite?
When you brought business up to fruition, did you invest or just guide them along the way?
When you started your consultancy business, what prompted you to start it?
You have a team, don’t you?
Do you have to go to the clients physical location or do you do it online?
If you do have to go to a location, how long are you usually there?
What’s the most fun place you’ve been to?
Do you get to see the sights at all or is it purely business, then back on the plane?
What is the most successful idea that you implemented for the business?
Did you have a not so successful idea that you had to change tactics to fix it?
When you started the business, how long did it take you to realize that the business was going to go someplace?
When you work with someone is it ongoing consulting or is it to fix a ‘problem’?
Is there anything you wish you could have done differently once you started?
Do you or did you have a mentor that you followed that helped you along your business?
Was your mentor someone you worked with you the company or was he just a random person?
What gave you the courage to leave your corporate job and start your entrepreneurial venture?
What’s the most important advice you have gotten from someone else?
Have you ever had to “fire” a client?
What’s the most important advice to give someone who is just starting out?
Do you read business books?
Have you implemented or discussed with the businesses you work with and seen a big change because they took your advice?