Sapphire Ventures, a Palo Alto, CA-based venture capital firm with $2.4 billion under management that invests in emerging growth-stage companies and early-stage venture funds, has hired Stefanie Gordish as vice president of marketing.
Gordish will lead the firm’s marketing strategy, including brand, communications, events, messaging and thought leadership.
She brings extensive marketing communications experience to Sapphire. Most recently, Gordish led communications at Marketo, a marketing technology provider, where she saw the company through its take-private transaction and a corporate repositioning from a marketing automation application to an engagement platform.
Prior to Marketo, Gordish spent more than a decade at global PR agencies Weber Shandwick and Edelman, where she led corporate communications programs for brands big and small across a wide range of industries.
She also served as Weber Shandwick’s Bay Area crisis communications lead.
Led by Nino Marakovic, CEO, Sapphire Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on investing in innovative technology companies providing capital, resources and expertise to enable its portfolio companies to scale rapidly. The firm has $2.4 billion under management via direct growth investments and early-stage fund investments.