Aviva is our co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. She is our task master who has a deep emotional connection with Excel and PowerPoint. She’s a visionary who can turn a marketing report and a SWOT analysis into a roadmap for a company’s future.
After almost 25 years of leading strategy creation and implementation, new product development, brand management, consumer marketing and organization re-design, there’s no marketing problem Aviva hasn’t SoLVEd.
Prior to SoLVE, Aviva was a partner with The Partnering Group and worked for Accenture. She’s consulted for blue chip companies including Nestle, Post, Sara Lee, Kimberly Clark, LG Electronics, Bauer Hockey, Creative Converting, 3M, Northwest Airlines and Fingerhut.
Before her consulting years, she was a senior leader at Hallmark Cards, in many areas including Product Development, Innovation, Retail, Corporate Strategy, and Customer Strategy, and Business Transformation. She launched, grew and re-invented iconic marketplace programs partnering with many brands and retailers, like Disney, Starbucks, The Komen Foundation, Walmart, Walgreens.
Aviva’s been on both the consulting side and the client side of the relationship. This gives her a unique perspective on working with our clients.
“It’s about helping our clients in a way that’s relevant to them. We don’t have a cookie cutter approach. We roll up our sleeves, partner, coach, teach and work alongside our Clients. I’ve been the client and I’ve been the consultant. I know what feels good as a client and I know what feels bad. I want our clients to feel great about working with SoLVE.”
Aviva is an accredited Angel Investor and the Board Chair with the Women’s Capital Connection, Kansas City’s only female Angel Investing group. She is active member of the Central Exchange and has served as the Upper School Chair for Pembroke Hill School Executive Council. She has served on the Board of TomboyX in Seattle, WA. Aviva is also on the Board of the Kansas City chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP), and the Kansas City Ballet. Aviva is the 2018 recipient of Kansas City Business Journal’s prestigious Women Who Mean Business Award.
Aviva has a BA in Economics and Policy Studies from Rice University; MBA in Marketing, Management & Strategy and Non-profit Management from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
Born and raised in Upstate New York, Aviva has made Kansas City her home for 22+ years. She is married with 1 daughter, 3 “bonus” children, and three grandchildren. Aviva enjoys running, yoga, entertaining and traveling.