David Oates, APR, is Founder and President of Stalwart Communications, a Pay-On-Performance PR and Marketing Agency. He possesses 20 years of extensive experience managing marketing and public relations programs on a tactical and strategic level through a long and successful career that spans both agency, corporate and military environments.
Prior to founding Stalwart Communications, Oates was Marketing Director for Financial Profiles, a 35-year-old financial planning software company based in Carlsbad. In that role, he supervised 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.
Oates was also a U.S. Navy Surface Warfare and Public Affairs Officer, with his most notable deployments aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) and for United States Support Group, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. David is an accredited public relations (APR) expert affiliated with the Public Relations Society of America. He is the Board of Advisors Chairperson for Operation Homefront’s Region 6 and serves on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Rotary Club. David received his MBA from San Diego State University’s Executive Program in 2004 and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland in 1991.