Daversa Partners Names VP of Marketing and Communications
October 4, 2021 – Daversa Partners, which helps build leadership teams for growth and venture-backed companies, named Nicole Daversa as vice president of marketing and communications after leading the firm through a three-year global rebrand and creative overhaul.
“Even though Daversa Partners has been in business for 25-plus years, some of the most impactful additions to our team have happened over the last few years,” said Bill Beer, partner. “One of the best examples of that impact has been with the work Nicole has done for this firm. Nicole is the perfect combination of skill, will, intuition and selflessness. Daversa Partners was somewhat of a blank slate from a marketing and communications standpoint when Nicole joined us. She has delivered so much value in so many ways and completely changed the way we think about brand, content, communications and the story we tell in the tech ecosystem. Nicole is a force to be reckoned with and we are so lucky to have her.”
“Congratulations to Nicole on her promotion to VP of marketing and communications,” said Laura Kinder, senior partner. “Nicole joined Daversa Partners three years ago as our first head of marketing and has transformed how we cohesively represent the Daversa Partners brand internally and externally in market,” she said. “She has a tireless work ethic and has her fingerprints on so many important initiatives across the firm and out in the tech industry. Nicole is not only deeply talented in her craft as a marketing and communications executive but is an amazing leader and mentor to so many at Daversa Partners.”
Nicole Daversa is VP of marketing and communications of Daversa Partners after leading the company through a three-year global rebrand and creative overhaul. She is responsible for the firm’s go-to-market initiatives including marketing, brand strategy, PR, and corporate communications. In addition, she co-founded the firm’s “Dreamscape” initiative that is focused on accelerating Black representation in the C- suite.
A storyteller at her core, Ms. Daversa cut her teeth in the world of entertainment & experiential marketing working for industry leader CR8 developing the marketing & brand strategy for some of the world’s largest electronic music festivals. Marrying the fan experience with brand recognition, she worked with renowned clients such as Budweiser Global, Corona, Anheuser-Busch, and Absolut.
Ms. Daversa started in entertainment and experiential marketing working for CR8 developing the marketing and brand strategy for electronic music festivals. Marrying the fan experience with brand recognition, she worked with renowned clients such as Budweiser Global, Corona, Anheuser-Busch and Absolut. After experiencing the world of marketing through the lens of live and experiential, Ms. Daversa relocated to Los Angeles where she joined Live Nation Entertainment working for their chief communications officer. Throughout her time at Live Nation, she worked strategically with Live Nation’s global market leaders including Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts and Live Nation Sponsorship.
At Daversa Partners, Ms. Daversa is responsible for the firm’s go-to-market initiatives including marketing, brand strategy, PR and corporate communications. In addition, she co-founded the firm’s “Dreamscape” initiative that is focused on accelerating black representation in the C-suite.
“I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to step into this new role as the VP of marketing and communications,” said Ms. Daversa, who joined the firm in 2019. “At my core I’m a storyteller, which is why I am incredibly humbled to have the unique opportunity to help bring Daversa’s brand to life in market. A big piece of telling the firm’s story is recognizing and amplifying its core values, values that the senior leadership team continue to lead by.”
“This is a place where thought leadership is encouraged, where uniqueness is a superpower, and chasing your passions with grit and tenacity is always encouraged and always rewarded,” she said. “I am excited to be a part of this next chapter of growth and look forward to working with Paul, the partnership and many of our strategic partners in industry on a number of exciting new marketing initiatives.”
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, FL; London; and Waterford, Conn. where the firm maintains a data and people analytics facility.
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.”
Just recently, Daversa Partners 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 Mr. 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.
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