BerlinRosen Invests in Leading Consulting Firm Derris | New


NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 19, 2022–

O2 Investment Partners ( is pleased to announce that, through BerlinRosen, it has invested in and partnered with Derris ( and its Founder and CEO, Jesse Derris , to grow its brand consultancy and communications practice areas that expand BerlinRosen’s current service offering. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. O2 made a significant investment in BerlinRosen in January 2022.

Founded by CEO Jesse Derris and partner Lisa Frank in 2013, Derris is a brand communications and consulting firm known for playing a strategic role in launching and bringing to market some of the biggest brands in fashion, style and lifestyle. life and other direct-to-consumer sectors. of the last decade, including Warby Parker, Everlane and Glossier. Based in New York, with an additional office in London, UK, Derris employs over 75 people who have an in-depth understanding of how to position high-growth consumer brands externally as well as maintain communications positive and proactive internals. Jesse [Derris] and Lisa Frank will continue to lead the business under the Derris brand while immediately benefiting from the expanded resources and talent of the BerlinRosen network.

“Valerie Berlin and Jonathan Rosen are building the integrated marketing company of the future, and a place we’re thrilled to call home. More than that, they are wonderful humans and they have a top notch team and culture,” said Jesse Derris. “We couldn’t be more excited to join forces and add our know-how and our team to what they’re building.”

Jonathan Rosen, co-founder and co-director of BerlinRosen commented: “Look at Derris’ background; from Warby Parker, Everlane, Glossier to Reformation, it’s like a greatest hits track from the most dynamic and impactful brands. The common thread running through all of them is that Derris helps shape their narrative, their message, their voice and their story from day one.

Sean Darin of O2 commented: “Derris has demonstrated phenomenal success building brands in a market that demands more than ever that consumer-facing businesses stand out in unique ways. We are delighted to welcome Jesse, Lisa and the rest of the Derris team to the BerlinRosen platform and are excited about the growth we will achieve in partnership.

About Deris

Derris is a brand consultancy that helps clients scale and launch fast-growing, disruptive businesses. Their services include brand positioning, strategic communications, content and creative, experiential marketing, influencer marketing, internal and crisis communications. Derris currently employs 65 employees in its New York office and 10 employees in its London office. Additional information is available at

About BerlinRosen

BerlinRosen is a fast-growing, full-service communications company with more than 300 communications and campaign strategists in New York, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles. Since its founding in 2005, BerlinRosen has powerfully expanded its presence in corporate communications, social impact/ESG, nonprofit, entertainment, media, racial justice, healthcare, real estate, technology , defense of workers’ rights and workers’ rights. They have received many important accolades, including Large Agency of the Year (PRNews), Finalist Large Agency of the Year (PRWeek), Finalist for Digital Agency of the Year (PRNews), Agency Elite (PRNet), Gold in Consumer Marketing ( HSMAI) and Best Integrated Campaign (PRSA). Additional information is available at

About O2 Investment Partners

O2 Investment Partners is a Midwest-based private equity firm seeking to acquire majority stakes in lower-middle-market B2B services, technology and select industrial businesses. The company invests in companies with the potential for earnings growth and a clear path to creating shareholder value. O2 is investing to partner with management to build and grow the business and take it to its next stage of development. This requires not only a clear vision and a strategic plan to create shareholder value, but also a close partnership and alignment of interests with management. Additional information is available at

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Sean Darin

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