what

"DEVENU"
Conjugation of the french word “devenir” [dəv(ə)niʀ].
to become; to grow; to rise to

Devenu is a boutique firm that collaborates one-on-one with growth stage CEOs to help them take full advantage of the unique opportunity at hand and accelerate results.

We’re all getting in our own way. The question is, “How?”

Devenu can help discover the “how” and address those findings by developing custom tactics to combat the continual state of entropy in a rapidly growing organization, in its processes, and in its people.

Partnering with Devenu will help you gain a clearer understanding of the deeper questions that impact business growth, such as...

  • Am I spending the right time on the right things?
  • What is my ideal process and environment for strategic thinking?
  • How do I want to define myself as a leader and what steps should I be taking to get there?
  • Do I have clarity around my team’s development: who and how?
  • What are my personal methods for driving results and fostering high performance?
  • How do I develop trust and most effectively show up for my team?
  • What external inputs or influences do I need to be successful and what are just distractions?
  • How do I cultivate a higher level of awareness and capacity in my position?

"DEVENU"
Conjugation of the french word “devenir” [dəv(ə)niʀ].
to become; to grow; to rise to

Devenu is a boutique firm that collaborates one-on-one with growth stage CEOs to help them take full advantage of the unique opportunity at hand and accelerate results.

We’re all getting in our own way. The question is, “How?”

Devenu can help discover the “how?” and address those findings by developing custom tactics to combat the continual state of entropy in a rapidly growing organization, in its processes, and in its people.

Partnering with Devenu will help you to gain a clearer understanding of the answers to such questions as:

- Am I spending the right time on the right things?
- What is my ideal process and environment for strategic thinking?
- How do I want to define myself as a leader and what steps should I be taking to get there?
- Do I have clarity around my team’s development: who and how?
- What are my personal methods for driving results and fostering high performance?
- How do I develop trust and most effectively show up for my team?
- What external inputs or influences do I need to be successful and what are just distractions?
- How do I cultivate a higher level of awareness and capacity in my position?

who

Kris Cordle is the Founder and CEO at Devenu Collaborations. After working in the office of the CEO at Yahoo!, Kris joined Twitter in 2010 to work with CEO Ev Williams. She continued to work with the executive team at Twitter over the next four years as the company rose from a $2 billion valuation to its $24 billion public debut in 2014.

Following a sabbatical to study french full time at the Sorbonne in Paris, Kris joined Stewart Butterfield at Slack in 2015, a year after the product’s public launch. As his Chief of Staff for over 5 years, she established many of the operational processes at Slack that are now modeled on Slack instances across the globe.

Over a year after Slack’s direct listing and after the announcement of the company’s $27.7 billion sale to Salesforce, she is launching Devenu Collaborations, a firm dedicated to helping rapid-growth CEOs scale. 

Kris is known as a discreet confidant and advisor with keen observation skills and a deep understanding of human motivation. She speaks truth to power with compassionate authenticity. Kris divides her time between the East Coast and California’s coastal redwoods. She is a musician and an active student of human behaviors and botany.

Kris Cordle is the Founder and CEO of Devenu Collaborations. After working in the office of the CEO at Yahoo!, Kris joined Twitter in 2010 to work with CEO Ev Williams. She continued to work with the executive team at Twitter over the next four years as the company rose from a $2 billion valuation to its $24 billion public debut in 2014.

Following a sabbatical to study french full time at the Sorbonne in Paris, Kris joined Stewart Butterfield at Slack in 2015, a year after the product’s public launch. As the Chief of Staff for over 5 years, she established many of the operational processes at Slack that are now modeled by organizations using Slack around the world.

Over a year after Slack’s direct listing and after the announcement of the company’s $27.7 billion sale to Salesforce, she is launching Devenu Collaborations, a firm dedicated to helping rapid-growth CEOs scale. 

Kris is known as a discreet confidant and advisor with keen observation skills and a deep understanding of human motivation. She speaks truth to power with compassionate authenticity. Kris divides her time between the East Coast and California’s coastal redwoods. She is a musician and an active student of human behaviors and botany.

let's talk

Devenu works one-on-one with growth-stage CEOs and their leadership teams. If that sounds like a fit for you, let’s connect.