Guided by purpose, driven by people
We see advisory work as an opportunity to create positive change in the world. Our mission, vision, and values focus on bringing together ambitious people who want to create that change.
Empowering leaders to solve ambiguous problems And Create major impact
By helping mid-market portfolio companies grow and amplify their innovations, we positively impact their customers, employees, suppliers, vendors, and investors.
A future where ambitious entrepreneurs solve the most critical problems of our time
It’s more than What we believe, it’s who we are
We value our team members and clients as people first. We build healthy and authentic relationships that stand the test of time. We share our stories, struggles, and successes. We respect all people at all times
We seek to improve the quality of our communities and the world. We look for ways to make a positive impact on issues we’re passionate about by surrounding ourselves with others who want to create positive change.
We’re constant learners who find joy in discovering new things. We explore ideas, experiment, and are willing to fail in pursuit of the answers we seek. We know that the more we explore, the more creative our solutions will be.
We know that we’re better when we work together. We commit to a point of view and spar intensely to defend and refine our ideas. We welcome constructive criticism and practice communicating our perspectives.
We’re committed to growing into the best versions of ourselves. We constantly seek to stretch our limits as we cheer each other on, challenge one another to be better, and support each other in work and in life.
We imagine the answer and take risks to pursue it. We combine creativity and critical thinking to consider ideas and behaviors, not just research and analysis. We believe we can solve any problem; we just need to find a way.
We imagine the answer and build practical plans to bring it to life
We use processes as tools to solve ambiguous problems
We hypothesize, test, and prove our assumptions –we don’t guess
We combine creativity, imagination, and logic into compelling stories
We speak our minds, spar intensely, and challenge the status quo
“exploring ambiguous business problems in various business verticals fostered my entrepreneurial curiosity.”
Being exposed to so many unique business problems in interesting B2B sub-verticals, I learned how different kinds of businesses operate and grow. I developed a depth of knowledge on many new and obscure topics, which allowed me to see the world in a new way. One day, I’d like to run my own business, so getting to experiment with tangible strategy in different industries was an invaluable experience.
Christopher De Sousa
“Being empowered to take initiative early on accelerated the development of my leadership and communication skills.”
Since I was given the opportunity to be accountable for my work very early, I was challenged to improve quickly and make a real impact on our team and our clients’ businesses. The level of confidence shared amongst the team allowed me to explore my ideas and fail quickly within a safe environment. There’s no limit to what you can do at DGV because you’re empowered to take initiative and bring your unique experiences and perspectives to the firm.
“The level and frequency of contact I had with the client so early on motivated me to consistently produce good work.”
I developed meaningful relationships with clients because of the collaborative nature of our touchpoints throughout the project. Since we worked closely with small client teams who deeply cared about their business, I was motivated to consistently produce good work. Our clients came to us with real problems, so it was rewarding to see the positive impact I had on them and their business by the end of an engagement. Client teams frequently included the C-Suite and senior executives, which is an opportunity you don’t get anywhere else.