Dave Manzer

President

Dave founded Manzer Communications in 2010 as a way to roll his storytelling skills and love of tech companies into one business. As a 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.