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Paul Daversa

Founder & CEO

Daversa Partners

New York, NY, USA

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Paul’s Biography

Paul Daversa is the Founder & CEO of Daversa Partners, technology’s premier executive search firm with clients across the most influential growth stage and venture-backed companies of this generation.

For 30+ years, Daversa Partners continues to pride itself on building transformative management teams for top Silicon Valley start-ups. The firm’s business strategy coupled with its access, reach and ability to heat map has been instrumental in recruiting and placing the catalytic talent that continues to disrupt and transform companies including Square, Robinhood, Twitter, Brex, Instacart, Snapchat, Dropbox, Airbnb and Doordash.

Referred to as “The Headhunter," Paul developed a reputation for assembling impactful leadership teams while forging relationships with top executives, investors and entrepreneurs. Paul is credited with coining the term “Material Impact Executive,” which refers to extraordinary talent – those individuals who are hard to find and even harder to recruit, but help companies achieve breakthroughs. Daversa’s dedication to only recruiting ‘these’ people is what...
Paul Daversa is the Founder & CEO of Daversa Partners, technology’s premier executive search firm with clients across the most influential growth stage and venture-backed companies of this generation.

For 30+ years, Daversa Partners continues to pride itself on building transformative management teams for top Silicon Valley start-ups. The firm’s business strategy coupled with its access, reach and ability to heat map has been instrumental in recruiting and placing the catalytic talent that continues to disrupt and transform companies including Square, Robinhood, Twitter, Brex, Instacart, Snapchat, Dropbox, Airbnb and Doordash.

Referred to as “The Headhunter," Paul developed a reputation for assembling impactful leadership teams while forging relationships with top executives, investors and entrepreneurs. Paul is credited with coining the term “Material Impact Executive,” which refers to extraordinary talent – those individuals who are hard to find and even harder to recruit, but help companies achieve breakthroughs. Daversa’s dedication to only recruiting ‘these’ people is what led the firm to establish its stance as experts, advisors and thought leaders in the industry.

Paul launched Dreamscape, a business unit dedicated to advancing Black leadership on Technology’s executive teams and boards. By working in partnership with CEO’s, founders and investors who are committed to making sure there is Black representation at the leadership level, Dreamscape serves as a catalyst for change within the most important tech companies of this generation. Its partners include mission-driven companies such as Robinhood, Brex, AppLovin, and venture capital firms including Greylock Partners and Venrock, all of who have hired executives or board members through Dreamscape.

Daversa Partners launched Dare To Be Legendary in March 2021. a podcast which sits down with the brightest minds, founders, investors and executives who are all transforming the tech ecosystem.
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Paul’s Newsfeed

Businesswire
Daversa Partners Awarded on Forbes America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms 2022

Daversa Partners was recognized on Forbes' list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms.

Businesswire
Paul Daversa & Daversa Partners Launches ‘Dreamscape’

Paul Daversa and Daversa Partners have announced a new business unit called Dreamscape, which will promote Black representation on executive teams and directorial boards in leading companies and firms in the technology sector.

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Paul’s Background

Daversa Partners
Founder & CEO
1991 - Present
Westport, CT, USA
Daversa Partners is a top headhunting firm specializing in locating talent for C-level Executive positions. Paul Daversa founded the firm and is involved in every function of its management. His successes include Robinhood, Instacart, Airtable, DoorDash, Dataminr, and many other modern innovators.

Paul’s Gallery

Advisory Roles

Brighton Park Capital
Senior Advisor
Apr 2019 - Present
Greenwich, NY, USA
Brighton Park Capital works closely with CEOs to build companies with high impact. As Senior Advisor, Paul offers his expertise in executive-level recruitment to the companies Brighton Park Capital is building.

Media

Dare To Be Legendary Podcast
Podcast
Mar 2021
New York, NY, USA
In the Dare to Be Legendary Podcast, Daversa Partners sits down with the innovative leaders of the most well-known tech companies to discuss their journeys, market expertise, and vision.

Publications

A Watershed Moment for Hiring Executive Talent ft. Arianna Huffington
Co-Author
Jun 2020
Leaders at Daversa Partners, including Founder and CEO Paul Daversa, posit that the Covid-19 Pandemic has forced a turning point in the primary methods of networking and placing executive talent. They elaborated on the digital-only and Covid-safe methods that were successful in recruiting eight C-suite executives in a single month without a single physical meeting.

Speaking Engagements

How to Build a Career: Advice from Silicon Valley's Top Headhunters
Speaker
Mar 2021
Cambridge, MA, USA
Speaking at a tech conference at Harvard Business School, Paul Daversa and others from Daversa Partners offer insights on what high-level executive recruiters are looking for when filling C-suite roles for upcoming and promising companies.