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With mixed emotions, the Endeavor Detroit team is saying goodbye to our long-time colleague and friend who brought distinctive insight and energy to our team. Leaving after four years of exemplary service, Pete Benedetto will join Endeavor’s international expansion team in New York. As a member of Detroit’s Entrepreneur Selection & Growth (ESG) team, Pete was instrumental in launching our local office and helping identify and support the fastest growing, most innovative companies in Michigan. We wish Pete the best of luck in his new role and are proud a native Detroiter will continue to represent Endeavor across the globe.
We’re pleased to announce that two new staff members have joined the Endeavor Detroit team.
Maria DeLorenzo has joined the team as Director of Communications. Maria’s communications experience spans the fields of corporate social responsibility, consumer brand marketing, nonprofit consulting, and social entrepreneurship. She has more than a decade of experience providing communications strategy and execution support to Fortune 50 executives and to Michigan-based nonprofit organizations and funders. Read more.
Grace Donovan has joined as a Senior Associate with the Entrepreneur Selection & Growth (ESG) team from the Endeavor Chile office where she served as a Princeton in Latin America Fellow and spent 5 years supporting high-impact entrepreneurs in mining, smart city, food & beverage, and agriculture. Read more.
We also welcome Steve Jbara as the newest member of the Endeavor Detroit Board. Steve is President and Founder of Detroit Pistons affiliate Grand Rapids Drive and the Managing Director at Long Peaks Capital Partners where he continues to substantially grow the company’s midwest clients. Since 2016, Jbara has also been the COO of Jekyll & Hyde Advertising where he manages the agency’s entrepreneurial sector, focusing on investment in CPG startup and challenger brands. Read more.
These new additions add to an extraordinary mix of skills, knowledge and experience as we continue to take our work to the next level in 2019, maximizing Endeavor’s impact in Michigan and beyond.
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