September 20, 2021 – Executive search firm Daversa Partners, which helps build leadership teams for growth and venture-backed companies, has named Joe Suliman as managing director and leader of its Boston practice. “The firm is excited to continue to build world-class leadership teams for high growth technology companies in the Boston and Greater Boston markets, and there is no one better suited to lead us than Joe,” said CEO Paul Daversa. “He has been an extraordinary asset to our San Francisco team over the past eight years and has built meaningful relationships with many of Silicon Valley’s brightest and most disruptive companies and executives. His experience in San Francisco has been invaluable to his growth and development, and I look forward to witnessing that expertise translate to the Boston market as he propels us into this exciting new chapter of growth.”
For the last eight years, Mr. Suliman has helped lead the firm’s technology practice out of San Francisco and has worked directly with consumer and enterprise businesses ranging from pre-revenue ground-ups to multibillion-dollar public companies. He has deep functional expertise in product, engineering and general management having placed over 100 executives in most industry sectors including consumer internet, enterprise SaaS, mobility, robotics, security and fintech.
Mr. Suliman works directly with founders, CEOs and boards building out the leadership teams for dozens of Silicon Valley’s fastest growing companies including Reddit, Nextdoor, Postmates, Dataminr and Brex, among many others. Additionally, he works closely with leading VCs, helping place founding CEOs into ground-ups as well as fund managers and partners at top tier firms including Greylock, Bain Capital Ventures and Venrock.
“I am truly grateful to have worked so closely with some of the sector’s greatest disruptors,” said Mr. Suliman. “I consider myself very lucky to love what I do and whom I get to do it with. I have been lucky enough to shadow a number of partners for the last eight years in San Francisco and am forever grateful for the leadership skills, dedication to the craft, and passion they have bestowed on me. To Paul Daversa and the rest of the leadership team, thank you for believing in me and pushing me to be my best.”
Daversa Partners, founded in 1993, builds executive teams for growth stage and venture backed companies. Its global footprint spans two continents and eight offices, giving its teams visibility into the entirety of the market. Daversa is dedicated to developing meaningful relationships with entrepreneurs, executives and investors across consumer and enterprise businesses. In addition to its primary location in Westport, Conn., the firm has offices in New York; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.; Orlando; London; and Waterford, Conn.
Daversa Partners Adds Two More Partners
Daversa Partners has appointed Alex Lebow and Paige Kuderka as the firm’s newest partners. “It has been an absolute pleasure to watch Alex and Paige grow over the years, both professionally and personally,” said CEO Paul Daversa. “Their combined dedication to the firm has been apparent from day one as they have forged deep rooted relationships in industry, continuously delivered game-changing talent to their clients, and have always put an emphasis on learning and development across their teams. The impact that these two will have as partners is immeasurable as they will deepen our leadership team’s focus on product-led growth companies and the growing creator economy. I am excited to welcome them to this new chapter of their careers at Daversa.”
In July, Daversa Partners named Amy Dolan as its chief people officer and Maggie Libatique as chief financial officer. “I speak on behalf of the entire leadership team when I say we are thrilled to have Amy and Maggie on board and are excited to witness the growth and success our firm will experience thanks to their expertise,” said Mr. Daversa.
As Daversa’s chief people officer, Ms. Dolan oversees people strategy and operations ensuring the company continues to invest in its culture of collaboration, learning and development. Previously, she was chief people officer for Eyeview. Ms. Libatique joined Daversa Partners as the firm’s CFO, overseeing accounting, finance, information technology, planning and treasury. She started her career in public accounting, but quickly moved on to corporate accounting roles at Otis Elevator world headquarters, EquiPower Resources Corp. and Lydall.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media