Bravas Adds Board Member, Brings on CMO

Bravas, the national network of 15 luxury home technology integrators, welcomes David Kenyon to its Board of Directors and Nigel Dessau as chief marketing officer.


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Bravas Adds Board Member, Brings on CMO

Nigel Dessau (right) and David Kenyon bring "bring great experience and a track record of building sales and marketing muscle and capability to help transform us into a national brand," says Bravas CEO Ryan Anderson.

Bravas LLC, the national technology integrator network comprising 15 leading providers, has announced two key additions to its personnel.

David Kenyon has joined Bravas’ Board of Directors and Nigel Dessau will be joining the company’s executive team in the newly created role of chief marketing officer (CMO).

Based in Overland Park, Kan., Bravas introduced itself to the custom integration channel shortly before CEDIA Expo 2019, when it announced a $75 million private equity investment from Presidio Investors had merged that 15 top firms to form a national integration network serving custom-built luxury homes and offices.

“Having created the leading national brand to transform the customer technology integration marketplace, we now need to expand our Board and accelerate our marketing,” said Ryan Anderson, chief executive officer of Bravas.

“Both David and Nigel bring great experience and a track record of building sales and marketing muscle and capability to help transform us into a national brand.”

New Execs Bring Successful Track Record

Kenyon is president and CEO at Elevate Semiconductor with a track record of success in generating profitable growth, transforming sales teams, and building winning marketing campaigns within highly competitive global businesses.

Building on his MBA from Harvard, Kenyon used his analytical and strategic skillset to create innovative solutions to complex sales and marketing challenges, driving extraordinary results in a short time span at companies including AMD, Avaya and Renderstorm, according to the announcement.

“I am excited to join the Board of Bravas and be part of their journey,” states Kenyon.

“As an audiophile and user of home technologies, I understand how important it is for both consumers and businesses to partner with companies that not only understand these technologies, but can do high quality installations on time and on budget.”

Dessau has served as CMO for multiple technology companies from start-ups to Fortune 500.

He has led business product marketing and product management teams for over 25 years, starting at IBM. Since IBM, he has been CMO at StorageTek, AMD, Stratus Technologies as well as a fractional CMO for numerous start-ups in both B2B and B2C sectors, the announcement states.  

“We all want to live and work in beautiful spaces, but we need them to be smart spaces too,” says Dessau. “Bravas is uniquely positioned to consolidate and transform the luxury technology integration market to make this possible across a national footprint.

“As a chief marketing officer, one of the most exciting things you can do is be part of a team transforming an industry.”

Bravas boasts locations in 12 states, annual revenues around $75 million, and a team of more than 285 professionals including designers, engineers, installers, technicians and programmers that have garnered hundreds of industry awards and certifications.

In 2018, Bravas locations collectively completed more than 3,500 residential and commercial projects.