Laura Desmond has been a member of Adobe’s Board of Directors since 2012; Syniverse Technologies (2016) and is Lead Director of Double Verify (2017). She is Founder and CEO of Eagle Vista Partners, a strategic advisory and investment firm focused on marketing and digital technology. Prior to this, she was the Chief Revenue Officer of Publicis Groupe, from December 2016 to December 2017. From 2008 to December 2016, she was the Global Chief Executive Officer of Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG), a global marketing and media services company which is part of Publicis Groupe.
Prior to her appointment as Global Chief Executive Officer in 2008, Desmond was Chief Executive Officer of SMG — The Americas from 2007 to 2008, where she managed a network spanning the United States, Canada and Latin America. Laura was Chief Executive Officer of MediaVest, based in New York, from 2003 to 2007, and from 2000 to 2002 she was Chief Executive Officer of SMG’s Latin America group. Laura previously served as director of Tremor Video, Inc. from January 2012 to September 2013. She holds a B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Iowa.
Laura and Eagle Vista Partners are both based in Chicago.
Laura joined the Board of Directors of Capgemini SE following her appointment by co-option effective from January 1st, 2019 and has been a member of the Strategy and Investment Committee since that date. She will bring to the Board of Directors her wealth of experience in digital strategy, data analytics and content, developed as a seasoned executive and Director at key industry players servicing leading clients.
Principal office: Ms. Laura Desmond is Chief Executive Officer of Eagle Vista Partners.