Nairi directs the firm’s brand activities across events, content, brand marketing and communications. She serves as an advisor to Canaan’s portfolio across technology and healthcare and is also a founding member of All Raise.
Prior to joining Canaan in 2016, Nairi served as Uber’s first Head of Global Communications and Director of Corporate Communications where she led hundreds of corporate announcements, product launches and public affairs campaigns around the world. Previously, she was the Vice President of Strategic Communications at The Glover Park Group where she worked with corporate, nonprofit and advocacy clients on crisis management, reputation, advocacy, and thought leadership. Her clients included Planned Parenthood, Emily’s List, TPG, News Corp, and Current TV.
She spent her early career in politics, serving as the Policy Director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee during the 2010 midterm cycle and as a staffer to then-Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
PR Week and Business Insider both recently named Nairi to their lists of top technology and innovation PR leaders. Nairi holds an M.A. in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in English and Government from Georgetown University.
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