Director (Current Employee) – Manhattan Beach, CA – May 31, 2018
Company has grown tremendously over past few years. After initial ramp up the market momentum has been amazing. As a result the company is in a continuous state of being sold-out. With this growth also came questions on what DV aspires to be and what they are not. Thus far the leadership has not been able to provide clear direction on this as a result of which different parts of the organization are moving in different directions. The partnership structure also creates the complexity of having a large senior executive layer. In the absence of clear governance structure this creates a complex multi-stakeholder environment. People at DV are very driven and smart - DV maintains a high bar in recruiting and performance management. People also work very hard - definitely not a 9-5 culture (for the vast majority of the staff). Overall the company has great potential but needs to set clear alignment on the direction so all of the effort that people are putting in is not wasted.
Smart people, great concept with great momentum
Direction of the company is not fully clear - I have confidence in new CEO to provide more clarity