Dave Manzer

President

Dave founded Manzer Communications in 2010 as a way to roll his storytelling skills and love of tech startups into one business. As a PR and marketing communications professional, Dave has helped thousands of individuals, nonprofits, and businesses build media relationships resulting in local and national news mentions. Thanks to his deep media connections and creative strategy, he has earned his clients valuable exposure in the Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Money, Forbes, Huffington Post, USA Today and other well-known publications and outlets. Over time, Dave has expanded his expertise into brand strategy and digital marketing, especially within B2B tech, healthcare tech,  SaaS, IoT and mobile apps. When not toiling away for clients, you might find Dave brushing up on his French during trips to Paris to visit family, friends and his favorite bistros.

Jo Detavernier, APR

Partner, Vice-President

Jo Detavernier has 12+ years of corporate communications experience in top-tier consultancy agencies in the Brussels market. Armed with advanced degrees in Marketing and Management including a Masters from Ghent University, Jo has counseled clients like Weight Watchers, Unilever, Pfizer and Boston Consulting Group on all manner of media strategies. His competencies include B2B and B2C public relations, issue and crisis communications, content marketing and C-suite media training. Jo landed his clients in some of the best known media outlets in Europe and America including Bloomberg, Le Figaro and Der Spiegel. Jo directs client engagements and provides project management oversight, campaign design and invaluable message development for clients. A Belgian by birth, Jo enjoys expounding upon the virtues of Belgian chocolate, that is when he’s not expounding upon the virtues of Belgian Trappist beers. Jo is fluent in English, Dutch and French.

Peter Masi

Partner, Vice-President

Peter Masi runs our Denver office and has more than 20 years of marketing communications & public relations experience. After graduating from Colorado State University with a degree in Journalism/Public Relations, he gained valuable professional experience at two of our nation’s leading defense contractors – Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin) and Westinghouse Electric Corp. He launched his own PR consultancy in the mid-90s, bringing media relations services and content creation resources to small-to-midsize companies, primarily in the technology and healthcare sectors. Peter has also served as director of marketing & communications at the North American headquarters of Swisslog Healthcare Solutions, a $150 million manufacturer of medical devices. When he’s not busy building brands through public relations outreach or generating leads through content marketing, Pete and his wife are major college sports fans, regularly attending events at his beloved CSU.

Aleasha Bahr

Director of Digital Marketing

With over nine years experience in digital marketing, Aleasha helps our clients just about everything: SEO, PPC, content marketing, social media marketing, video marketing, lead conversion optimization, display marketing and campaign analysis. Based in our Denver office, Aleasha brings both a big-picture understanding of client needs and an ability to  design and manage campaigns across a dizzying variety of digital marketing platforms. She has consistently seen success working with a wide variety of industries such as technology, financial services, retail, automotive and professional services. Aleasha is a passionate animal rescue advocate who loves to travel and learn about new cultures and languages.