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closerlook, inc. founder and CEO David Ormesher chosen to lead Lyric Opera of Chicago

July 2015

closerlook, inc., founder and CEO David Ormesher was recently elected president and CEO of Lyric Opera of Chicago. Ormesher, a current member of Lyric’s Executive Committee, Finance Committee, and chairman of the Innovation Committee will continue to lead closerlook with agency president and COO Jon Sawyer as he takes on this new role with the Lyric Opera. 

“I’ve been privileged to have been involved with Lyric for many years,” said Ormesher. “I have a great passion for opera and its potential for impacting culture. I'll bring that love for Lyric and my financial and business experience as an entrepreneur to … help build a creative tour de force.”

Ormesher founded closerlook, inc., in 1987 and has taken it from a small, creative media boutique agency and grown it to a recognized leader in developing innovative marketing solutions that help pharmaceutical brands build and maintain relationships with the most valuable healthcare professionals.

“Dave’s past and present involvement with the Lyric is laudable, and we’re excited as an agency to share his entrepreneurial leadership, skills and expertise with such a cultural institution,” said Sawyer.

In addition to his leadership at closerlook and Lyric, David is active on several non-profit boards. He serves on the boards of MATTER Chicago, the Poetry Foundation and the Lurie Children’s Hospital Foundation. He is also the founder of Bigger Future, a social enterprise dedicated to building the capacity of high-potential entrepreneurs in Rwanda.

About Lyric

Founded in 1954, Lyric Opera of Chicago’s mission is to express and promote the life-changing, transformational, revelatory power of great opera. Lyric exists to provide a broad, deep, and relevant cultural service to Chicago and the nation, and to advance the development of the art form.

Lyric is dedicated to producing and performing consistently thrilling, entertaining, and thought-provoking opera with a balanced repertoire of core classics, lesser-known masterpieces, and new works; to creating an innovative and wide-ranging program of community engagement and educational activities; and to developing exceptional emerging operatic talent.

Under the leadership of general director Anthony Freud, music director Sir Andrew Davis, and creative consultant Renée Fleming, Lyric strives to become the great North American Opera Company for the 21st century: a globally significant arts organization embodying the core values of excellence, relevance, and fiscal responsibility.

About closerlook

closerlook has been helping pharmaceutical brands and companies connect with their customers since 1994. Today the agency is helping its clients promote their brands in ways that take into consideration the rapidly changing customer, regulatory and media environment. The agency believes the answer to more efficient, effective marketing lies in a symbiotic relationship between customer intelligence and access. To help its clients practice smarter marketing, closerlook develops product offerings that both increase intelligence—through new technology, data collection, in-depth analysis and reporting—and broaden access to customers through responsive, content-rich campaigns that are integrated across a wide range of channels. 

Headquartered in Chicago, Ill., closerlook is one of the fastest growing agencies in its field. With experience in a broad range of specialty and primary care therapeutic areas, the company has a roster of clients that includes some of the most respected names in the life sciences industry. 

For more information about closerlook, contact Liz Mitchell, Marketing Manager, at


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