Christina Des Vaux
Christina Des Vaux is Director, Marketing & Platform at Village Global.
Prior to joining Village Global, Christina spent over a decade working in consumer tech. She has experience overseeing all aspects of marketing, customer operations, and 0-to-1 SaaS sales. Before Village she was Head of Growth at Nirvana Health, focused on growing the SMB market, and she also ran a small SEO advisory practice for clients including Carvana and SuitSupply.
Before Nirvana, she was Vice President of Product Marketing and Customer Operations at Paperless Post, as well as GM of their Print Operations, spearheading user-centric product improvements to drive revenue and traffic. She started her career in marketing at Quidsi, an Amazon subsidiary.
She holds an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA from Brown University, where she studied International Relations.
Q&A with Christina
What’s the common thread that runs through your career?
Connection. Enduring the pandemic at a company whose mission was to bring people together, revealed our deep human desire for connection. The invention of spirit to create ways to connect was inspiring and has informed my work since.
What’s one of your superpowers?
I can be thrown at any problem, especially where the end user needs a champion. I have an innate sense for customer development and storytelling. My sweet spot is in establishing user feedback loops between product and GTM teams.
A book you commonly gift to people?
If the gift is for a child, I give books from Thyra Heder – a dear friend and children’s book author and illustrator. If the recipient is an adult, I give Lauren Hinkson's Josef Albers in Mexico, which is a stunning coffee table book named after the Guggenheim art show of the same name, which Lauren curated.
In your spare time?
I write poetry about caregiving, suburban life, and the beauty and drudgery of both. I usually write late at night, once the house is quiet and the children are asleep, or on long walks down the Arizona Canal with my 85lb Boxer named Paisano.