Utah Business

Honoree 20/22

Vale Diaz answers questions about being recognized as a 20 In Their 20s honoree.

Vale Diaz, 23 | 2023 20 In Their 20s

Vale Diaz answers questions about being recognized as a 20 In Their 20s honoree.

Co-Founder | Dava

What are you most proud of in your career thus far?

Dava has been on a mission to build the world’s leading post-production media company that helps creators streamline their content creation process since 2019. There was no easy way to find talent as a creator in 2019. Dava wanted to bridge that difficult gap. Because of the individuals who believed in our vision and our first creators who trusted us, we’ve been able to build partnerships with social media’s top creators and companies like Jake Paul, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brooke Monk, Red Bull and more. We’ve been recognized on Business Insider, radio stations, Dr. Phil, Times Square and so much more.

What is the most fulfilling part of the work you do?

Seeing the work that’s being put in resulting in growth. Seeing creators go from 1,000 followers to 1,000,000 followers. Seeing your team come in as entry-level and develop to expert level.

What do you hope to be doing in 10 years?

I’d love to focus on helping Latin-based families have access to more opportunities. My parents moved from Argentina to live in the United States in 2000. They spoke zero English, didn’t know anybody and left everything behind, all to give me and my siblings an opportunity that they didn’t have.

Connect with Vale Diaz on LinkedIn.

Mekenna is the editor of Utah Business magazine and a graduate of the print journalism program at Utah State University. She has written about business, music and culture for publications like Business Insider, Time Out, SLUG Magazine, Visit Salt Lake and the Standard-Examiner. She loves hiking, thrifting, reading and going on camping trips with her partner in their 1986 Land Cruiser.