2005 Agency Business Report: Schwartz Communications

Steve Schwartz, CEO

2004 revenue: $18,060,408

2003 revenue: $16,095,959

Up 12%

Offices: Boston, San Francisco.

Staff: Current headcount is 163, up from 130 a year ago. Turnover was 19%.

Senior hires: Corey Lewandowski, director of government relations, having previously worked as chief staff member to US Senator Robert C. Smith (R-NH) for two years, and before that as the legislative and political director, Northeast region, for the Republican National Committee.

Senior departures: None stated.

Practice areas: Technology and life sciences. This is unchanged from last year.

Distribution of accounts across practice areas: Approximately 65% tech and 35% life sciences.

Key wins: Bayer, Blue Coat, Vivismo, Intuitive Surgical, Syneron, Identrus, GlueCode and a national awareness campaign to heighten the visibility of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Key losses: Not supplied.

Clients on retainer basis: Roughly 90%.

Financial performance: Revenue exceeded expectations.

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