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David Churbuck

VP, Corporate Marketing
Acquia, Inc.

David Churbuck joined Acquia in 2014 to lead the company’s brand, corporate communications and content marketing functions. He is an award-winning technology journalist and digital publishing pioneer who came to Acquia from Eastman Advisors, a New York City-based entertainment and technology strategy firm that serves some of the world’s best known entertainers and brands in the worlds of music, film and art.

David was the VP of Global Digital Marketing at Lenovo from 2005 to 2010, leading its content and social media marketing efforts as well as the activation of its brand and 2008 Summer Olympic sponsorship. He led the transformation of global technology publisher IDG from a print to digital model and, in 2005, won the American Business Media Association’s website of the year award for his work on CIO.com. David was the Chief Content Officer at McKinsey from 2000 to 2002, leading the team that rebuilt the firm’s knowledge management system into one of the world’s first multimedia distribution systems. David was the senior technology editor at Forbes Magazine from 1988 to 1994, winning consecutive first place awards for the business technology stories in 1989 and 1990 as well as a National Association of Science Writer award for his work on digital forgery with Catch Me if You Can author, Frank Abegnale. He founded Forbes.com in 1995. Some of his work there is chronicled in the 2003 movie, Shattered Glass. At Acquia, David is responsible for corporate marketing and leads a team responsible for Acquia’s brand, public relations, and content marketing development.

David grew up in Massachusetts, and graduated as a Scholar of the House from Yale in American History and English Literature. He and his wife have three children and live on Cape Cod.

Recent blog posts

Posted on Friday, July 8, 2016 - 15:29
Editor’s note: This week’s developer relations post focuses on the history of developer relations via Acquia’s own VP of Corporate Communications (and living, breathing Wikipedia), David Churbuck. My first encounter with Silicon Valley happened in More...
Posted on Monday, November 17, 2014 - 09:00
A profound change has happened to the Content Management World: No business knows the value and pain of content management like the press, and there were a couple laughs at yesterday’s media briefing when I quoted Acquia’s Chief Marketing Officer, More...
Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 20:03
When I first met Dries Buytaert I asked him why he started Acquia. To paraphrase him (because I wasn’t taking perfect notes): I realized after getting some calls seeking advice that if Drupal was going to be adopted by the world’s greatest brands More...