Briz Media Group Adds MasterCard’s David Galvan to Connectors

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Galvan joins network of top executives including Greg Coleman, EIR at Lerer Hippeau, Aurelie Guerrieri, CMO of Open Systems & Ron Berger, chairman of The Berger Shop

Briz Media Group, a dbray Media company, today announced the addition of David Galvan, Vice President of Digital Partnerships at MasterCard to Connectors. Connectors is Briz Media Group’s network of the best and brightest executives in business who are committed to bringing new innovative ideas, thinking and guidance to Briz Media Group, its clients, and the marketing and communications industry.

Connectors helps advise companies on key business initiatives—from raising capital to the best route to successful exits.

“David is a long time friend and former client who has been tremendously supportive to me and my agency over the years,” David Bray, founder & chief executive officer at Briz Media Group. “He is a well accomplished payments, technology and Internet veteran with over 25 years of business and operating experience in Silicon Valley. We're thrilled that David has joined Connectors and look forward to the impact of his addition to the network."

Galvan is currently VP of Digital Partnerships and Start-Up Engagement for MasterCard International, where he focuses on digital partnerships, alliances, mentorship and investments with emerging companies in the Fintech space. Prior to that, Galvan was Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy for 24 Hour Fitness, the largest privately owned U.S. fitness club chain in the United States.

Before 24 Hour Fitness, Galvan was the President/Head of BD at Schedulicity, a leading online scheduling service for appointment-based businesses. Galvan has also held senior leadership and operating roles at Topix, InfoGroup, Yahoo, AOL/Netscape, and Motorola.

Galvan joins a growing list of top executive Connectors including:

  • Greg Coleman, EIR at Lerer Hippeau, former president of Buzzfeed, President & CRO at The Huffington Post & NYU Stern School of Business Adjunct Professor, Digital Marketing, former president of Criteo
  • Ron Berger, Chairman of The Berger Shop, former CEO, Executive Chairman at EURO RSCG, Co-founder & Chairman Emeritus at Advertising Week & Chairman of the 4A’s
  • Aurelie Guerrieri, CMO of Open Systems, Founder & former CEO of Akila One, President Emeritus of Women in Wireless, author of The Mobile Native’s Guide to Marketing, published with App Annie. In 2016, she was named one of 25 Mobile Women to Watch by Mobile Marketer.

About Briz Media Group
Founded in 2010, Briz Media Group is a team of seasoned communications specialists, made up of PR practitioners, journalists, event planners, and digital media executives, who help companies develop results-driven, multi-platform content and publicity. We get results that matter for our clients. Results are conceived with a specific goal in mind - whether it’s to secure funding, generate new business leads and sales, promote a new product or develop a plan toward a potential exit. For more, please visit

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