Valerie Zawada


“Brandtrust allows me to engage with my favorite topic – the human story, and all the attributes that make us who we are. Everyone on the team is committed to our work, each other, and our purpose.”

As a Consultant at Brandtrust, Valerie brings her passion for the human story, her positive outlook on life, and creativity to her role to ensure every project runs smoothly and on track in order to delight her clients and support her team.

Valerie’s natural curiosity and background have uniquely prepared her for such a pivotal human-centric role. After graduating from University College Dublin with a Masters of Arts in Cultural Policy and Arts Management, she worked as an arts administrator for a non-profit and as an independent consultant for startups and creative professionals. Through this work she gained a unique perspective into the human story, and the roots of culture that connect our societies and communities.

Valerie is currently living in Chicago, and spends ample time running, biking and sitting by Lake Michigan. With a deep-seeded passion for travel and history, you’ll most likely find Valerie planning her next great adventure when not at Brandtrust. Be it solo-hiking to the next vista, singing a new song with her choir, or diving into a project area, Valerie’s commitment to continual exploration drives her work and passion.