About Dave

Dave Light is the chief editor and a director of thought leadership development with Accenture Research. He joined Accenture in 2004, and served as editor for the company’s think tank, the Institute for High Performance, until 2016.

As chief editor for the research group, he leads a team of senior editors who work across the company to shape new thinking on strategic business issues. The team also creates articles that are published in the world’s leading business and management journals.

Dave is a core member of Accenture’s Thought Leadership Excellence program, and co-leads training for Accenture Research in thought leadership development.

Before joining Accenture, he was an editor with MIT Sloan Management Review and Harvard Business Review.

After growing up and attending college in the Midwest, Dave moved to the Boston area and has lived there for many years. He earned a master’s degree in Russian history and worked in academic publishing before shifting to business editing. He is married and has two adult children.

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