Dave Goetz grew up in the Dakotas, where, as the old saying goes, even the jackrabbits carry lunch buckets. Ergo, there's a lot of empty space from here to there. He later moved to Montana and Colorado, and then, in the 1990s, to the Chicago area, where he resides with his family. He started CZ in 2000, after the company that employed him sent him to the Stanford Publishing Course at Stanford University in 1999. He realized, "Hey, I can do this," and the entrepreneurial journey began.
Dave is a passionate (though third-rate) fly fisher, and he and a buddy publish a regular fly fishing podcast called "2 Guys and a River". Dave has also published several books, including "Death by Suburb" (HarperOne), "Native Tongue: Translating Your Message into the Language of Prospects" (Big Snowy Media), and The Fly Fisher's Book of Lists" (Big Snowy Media).
Dave has four crazy kids and wife who puts up with his fly fishing. Yea!