February 16, 2022 – Daversa Partners, which helps build leadership teams for growth and venture-backed companies, has assisted in the recruitment of W. Thomas Stanley as the new president and chief revenue officer of Chainalysis Inc. The search was led by Gary Constance, Julie Wrapp, Sarah McDonald, Paul Daversa and Jason Slattery.
Mr. Stanley is a passionate advocate for education, science and technology, youth advancement, leadership development, and diversity and inclusion. He is a trusted member of the C-suite and is responsible for driving the company’s overall revenue performance, go-to-market strategy, strategic partnerships, and international expansion. Previously, he was chief revenue officer of Tanium. Before that, he spent over 12 years in various senior positions with NetApp. Mr. Stanley currently serves on the board of the Omega Uplift Foundation and industry advisory board at North Carolina A&T State University. He is an active member in the Executive Leadership Council.
Headquartered in New York City, Chainalysis offers cryptocurrency investigation and compliance solutions to global law enforcement agencies, regulators, and businesses as they work together to fight illicit cryptocurrency activity. Backed by Benchmark and other leading names in venture capital, Chainalysis works to build trust in blockchains.
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.
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Mr. Constance, a partner, brings over a decade of leadership and specialized expertise to executive searches for Daversa Partners’ clients in the software and internet sectors working with private, venture-backed enterprise and consumer technology companies. Mr. Constance has recently completed work for top-tier venture firms such as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Norwest Venture Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Accel Partners, Redpoint Ventures and Mayfield Fund.
Since joining Daversa in 2010, Ms. Wrapp has found a passion for working hand in hand with founders and CEOs as a strategic thought partner. She leads Daversa’s New York City office but splits her time between San Francisco and New York. She prides herself on building out executive teams and has been recognized for her work with product lead growth and digital health companies, an area of particular interest and passion. She works closely with investors at Benchmark, NEA, Thrive Capital, Greylock and A16Z.
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Ms. MacDonald, senior associate, has made a name for herself building out the VP and C-suite management teams for healthcare, enterprise, product-led growth and consumer businesses like Benchling, Lattice, Grammarly, Chainalysis and Redesign Health, to name a few. While she works across all functions, her expertise includes product, engineering, customer success and people.
Mr. Daversa is CEO of the firm and covers every function in the C-suite and is a strategic adviser for the founders who hire him, at companies that include: Robinhood, Instacart, Airtable, Square, Brex, Devoted Health, DoorDash, Thoughtspot, Dataminr, Epirus and other sector innovators.
Mr. Slattery joined Daversa Partners in 2000 and serves as one of the founding partners of the firm’s enterprise software and technology practice. He serves as the firm’s resident expert in technology aimed at the enterprise, whether it’s the emergence of mobility/mobile platforms, mobile applications, cloud-computing, or software-as-a-service. Mr. Slattery has completed extensive work up and down the software stack. He spends most of his time on CEO, VP of sales and VP marketing searches. Some of his clients include: Kony Solutions, Plex Systems, Countertack, oPower, Sophos and ownCloud.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media