PEOPLE: DevMasters Hires Marketing Expert

An expert in branding, marketing, and business development has joined theDevMasters.

Jessica Acosta Jaquez has joined the company as the VP of sales and marketing. She joins as a partner. She’s also the director of the OC chapter of Startup Grind. See related story on Jaquez here.

DevMasters is an AI and data science company, with HQ in Irvine.Arshad Khan founded it in 2014. It also has an office in LA.

The company said it’s nationally ranked and recognized as a Top 10 Data Science Bootcamp by switchup and Course Report.

Previously, Jaquez was director of marketing and business development for Indecon Builders, a general contractor company in Tustin, where she implemented the company’s growth strategies through branding, marketing, and business development.

“I’ve come on board with theDevMasters to move the business forward and capitalize on opportunities in the marketplace,” Jaquez told OC Startups Now, “The company has built a strong foundation and is at a point where it needs to pivot to scale; it’s my job to get us through the pivot and meet the needs of the marketplace.”

As the director of Startup Grind OC, she says her now role will have “little impact” on the chapter’s commitment to the entrepreneurial community.

“I plan on staying the director of Startup Grind and being a resource for the community,” she said. “Startup Grind is my passion side hustle. I love it. It recharges my soul to keep hustling and knowing I can help others in my same position is important to me; especially as a Hispanic woman working in tech.”

Startup Grind, on a national level, touts itself as the largest independent startup community — actively educating, inspiring, and connecting more than 2 million entrepreneurs in more than 600 chapters.

One of its partners is Google for Startups.

About The Author

Deirdre Newman is a long-time journalist, who's covered OC startups for a few years.

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