George Demou joins Delve + Bresslergroup as CEO

21 March 2022 2 min. read
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George Demou has joined Delve + Bresslergroup, a Madison, WI-based innovation and design consulting firm, as chief executive officer.

Demou is an experienced professional services leader with deep expertise leading IT consulting firms and driving strategy, growth, technological advancement, and corporate integration.

He joins Delve + Bresslergroup from Avtex Solutions, an IT consultancy focusing on customer experience, where he spent the last 11 years as president and CEO. During his tenure at the Bloomington, MN-based firm, he led the company from $23 million to nearly $200 million in revenue and oversaw the integration of four companies.

Before that, Demou was president and CEO of Transcend Communications, an IT integrator of IP telephony, data security, IP video, data center, and networking solutions.

George Demou joins Delve + Bresslergroup as CEO

“We wanted a leader with deep experience in people-based, consultative experiences. Beyond that, we wanted someone outside our core physical product 'centroid,'" said Dave Franchino, co-COO of Delve + Bresslergroup. "George's human-centered design experience is rooted in the digital side of innovation—a valuable perspective for us.”

Private equity firm Trinity Hunt Partners in May 2021 merged two of its portfolio companies – Madison-based Delve and Philadelphia-based Bresslergroup – into a single product innovation and design consulting firm.

The merged firm has more than 200 professionals who specialize in delivering strategy, research, design, and engineering to create products, services, and experiences for clients in the medical devices, consumer, commercial products, and transportation industries. Delve + Bresslergroup has offices in Madison, Boston, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.

"I wasn't looking for a change, but when I was approached about this opportunity, I couldn't stop thinking about how fascinating the work is that Delve does," Demou said. "Physical products are converging with digital experiences, and Delve is positioned brilliantly to innovate during this convergence and give our clients a competitive edge as a result."

Demou will lead an executive team consisting of co-COOs Andrew Weiman and Dave Franchino; Michael Madden, CFO; Amy Lee, VP of insights and strategy; Mathieu Turpault, VP of design; Kent Kallsen, VP of engineering; Ami Verhalen, VP of people; and Rainer Schnabel, VP of sales. Demou will work with the executive team to “develop a brand, vision and complete strategic plan that enlightens, positions, and executes the extraordinary value the company brings to its clients,” according to a press release.