Z. Vanessa Davison (Giacoman)
Vanessa co-founded several financial firms and served as a turn-around executive for two additional firms. She began her career in the late 1990s, serving as President and CEO of a de novo banking platform. She formulated and executed the corporate strategy successfully targeting a multi-national Latin American market. With this, she was able to grow the company from 36 employees to over 1,200 employees while maintaining profit margins and diversifying the company’s sources of revenue within 36 months.
Currently, she is the co-founder of Panorama Government Solutions and created the Infrastructure Consulting practice to enhance the existing Enterprise Consulting services. She serves as a policy advisor to Heads of State and administrators of nations, cities and regions worldwide to develop and implement strategies for effective economic, political and enhanced citizen engagement and interaction. Panorama’s case management team assisted many communities affected by Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Irene by managing the largest buy-out and acquisitions program for the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery for the State of New York, HUD and FEMA. The team is now working with the southern states to assist thousands of affected citizens rebuild their lives. She is also currently coordinating large scale infrastructure initiatives in South America and Italy that will improve the lives and wellbeing of people in the region. With strong financial and political acumen, Vanessa is paving the way for many socioeconomic projects around the world and affecting change to have a greater humanitarian impact on society.
Vanessa is a graduate of the Harvard School of Business, the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University, and holds a B.S. from the University of California at Berkeley. She serves on both private and public sector boards, including CIHAD, Pacific Mutual Real Estate Investment Trust and ECS Software Company.
Education & Certifications
- Advanced Management Program, Harvard School of Business
- Campaign Strategy Graduate Certificate, Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University
- B.A./B.S., Rhetoric & Legal Studies with minors in Spanish and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley
- Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Location Acquired
- Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB), Location Acquired
- Accredited Mortgage Professional (AMP), Location Acquired
I was born in Leon, Nicaragua and had a prominent video rental business in college.
I speak Spanish fluently.
“The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones who do.”
– Steve Jobs