Progress Partners

Investment Banking

Progress Partners is a boutique investment firm based in Boston and New York City providing financial advisory services to companies in media, marketing, advertising, and software.

Michael Darviche

Michael Darviche heads Bridge22, a 5 person growth consulting firm in NYC, serving companies and investors in digital/data. He works for Brands, Agencies, Digital, and Platform companies, and for growth Private Equity, and their portfolio cos.

Mike is formerly a venture CEO, group GM, Chief Marketing & Chief Digital, leading Transformation, Product, Partnership, M&A at Acxiom, Marsh, Citi and Amex, specifically leading game-changing digital-data businesses for the CEO and Board.
Deep Domain Knowledge Areas:

  • Multichannel, Digital Media, Audiences, Consumer Engagement, Monitoring, Personalization,
  • Vast on-line, local & off-line Data, User IDs, Analytics, Targeting, Measurement, Privacy, Database Marketing,
  • Retail, Commerce, Mobile, Payments, SaaS Platforms, Adtech, Martech, Fintech
  • Strategies in Business models, Revenue models, Industry players.

Previous Career Roles:

  • Acxiom, Global CMO + chief strategy + M&A (NASDAQ) – Led the board and $1BB data company pivot to digital model
  • Marsh Inc., Global Chief Digital (NASDAQ) – Built a 400 person global digital and transactions platform for Insurance
  • Citigroup, CRO/CMO/BD – Led and launched Citi’s global commercial data business
  • American Express/CZI – GM of Small Business Card acquisition sbu; Led private label leads platform for Merchants;
  • Bigfoot Interactive, GM/founder – Built industry’s first email platform; Acquired by Epsilon

Board/advisory roles: IgnitionOne (DMP), Nexage(Millenial/AOL) (mobile ads), DataXu (DSP), BlueCava (SaaS, online/offline data), Covario (Search), Signal (Data Management), NetworkedInsights (Social DSP), Ansira/KRG PE (Retail Agency), as well as served on multiple children’s education Boards and was a startup contributor to CitiYear.

Mike began his career with Bain & Co, and graduated from Tufts University and Harvard Business School.

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