David Pensato


David Pensato is the principle at Pensato Consulting Group and Director of Brand and Engagement Strategy at The Distillery, Creativity and Consulting and a founding organizer for Actif Epica and Alleyways Market (In the Exchange). His involvement with a broad range of projects has included the City of Winnipeg’s ground-breaking initiative SpeakUpWinnipeg and its subsequent plan OurWinnipeg. He is a member of the International Association of Public Participation and served as co-chair for its 2016 North America conference in Montreal.

David regularly speaks and conducts training seminars on brand strategy, developing an “interactive brand” and publishing with WordPress.

David has worked as a communications professional for over a decade. In that time he has established himself as a hard-working, client-focussed and innovative thinker in a broad range of public and private sectors.

Specializing in “interactive brand and strategy” David has consistently developed innovative approaches for integrating online with offline marketing, engagement, and interaction.

Prior to founding Pensato Consulting Group in 2009, David served as Director of Communications for McNally Robinson Booksellers and as an Account Executive and Strategist for an award-winning boutique interactive firm.

He is a passionate advocate for public engagement and participation, believes that an open internet is good for everyone (including business) and loves riding his bike, listening to music and reading voraciously.