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Temin and Co.


"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships." — Michael Jordan

The Temin Team

Temin and Company consultants bring to clients a deep interdisciplinary expertise, strategic orientation, finely-honed judgment buttressed by research, flawless communications skills and an indefatigable commitment to excellence and exceeding client expectations.

Founded in 1997 by Davia Temin, who has led marketing for some of the world's largest and most admired organizations, Temin and Company employs only A+++ strategists and tacticians to work on behalf of clients.

The Temin team is made up of marketing, media and communications strategists, crisis managers, writers, editors, thought leaders, lawyers, financial experts and leadership and communications coaches. Temin's core team can be supplemented, on an as-needed basis, by other top subject matter experts.

davia temin

Davia Temin is a highly experienced marketing, media and reputation strategist, crisis manager, and leadership and communications coach.

As President and CEO of Temin and Company, a boutique management consultancy she founded in 1997, she leads their practice focused on international crisis, reputation, and risk management, with a specialty in cybersecurity crisis management, preparation, and recovery.

She serves as the spokesperson for major organizations during crisis, coaches numerous global CEOs, is a frequent and popular public speaker, and advises worldwide corporations on the strategic direction of their women's councils. She runs and moderates popular CEO and corporate programs including, most recently, "How to Survive, Thrive and Add Value During Difficult Times," "Visionary Leadership," and "Crisis Games." She has appeared as a guest on every major network in the US, and numerous local and national television shows around the world.

Prior to starting Temin and Company, Ms. Temin led Corporate Marketing (marketing and media strategy, crisis management, reputation management and coaching, advertising, corporate social responsibility, product and new product marketing and partnerships) for GE Capital; Schroders; Scudder, Stevens and Clark; Citicorp Investment Bank; and Columbia Business School. She created and was the Producer of the extremely successful entertainment industry conference "The Business of Entertainment: The Big Picture."

An Honors graduate of Swarthmore College, she attended Columbia University for her Masters Degree. She is a member of the Board of Managers of Swarthmore College and has served as Chair of the College's Long Range Planning Committee on Visibility and Leadership in Higher Education.

From 2005 to 2014, Ms. Temin served as the First Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Girl Scouts of The United States of America, and the Chair of the Board Fund Development Committee — launching their $1 Billion Campaign on their 100th Anniversary, the largest fundraising campaign for girls in the world. In addition, she is Chair of the Board of the India-based Video Volunteers — which empowers marginalized communities to produce stories, take action, and devise solutions. She also serves as an Advisory Board member and Thought Leadership Commissioner of WomenCorporateDirectors. Previously a founding Board Member and Corporate Council Member of The White House Project, and Chair of the Board of Women's eNews, she currently serves on the Boards or Advisory Boards of, among many others: The Committee for Economic Development; Harvard Kennedy School's Women's Leadership Board; ProPublica; and The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship Program of Columbia Journalism School.

She is a member of The Economic Club; The Foreign Policy Association; The Belizean Grove; The Women's Forum; the Financial Women's Association; the National Investor Relations Institute; and The Princeton Club.

On April 29th, 2015, Ms. Temin was honored by the Girl Scouts of New York at their Gala Annual Dinner. She was presented with their highest award — the Pinnacle Award for Leadership — honoring her work as a business leader and role model for girls and women, within business and the greater communities.

In 2014, Ms. Temin was chosen as a Delegate by the U.S. State Department to the Global Entrepreneurship Program in Greece.

For the past three years, she has been named one of the "Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior" by Trust Across America — for "an extensive and positive contribution to building trust in business." She has also been honored as one of the "30 Outstanding Women" advancing women and girls' leadership by the National Council for Research on Women, and as a Woman of Distinction by The Girl Scouts of New York. She is featured prominently in several books, including "Stiletto Network," "Wall Street Women," and "The Board Game." Her column, "Reputation Matters," is featured on She also writes for the Huffington Post and the American Banker, and she is currently writing a book on crisis management.

quotesYou guys are the best – small, but so capable it’s amazing.”

—CMO, Global Bank

quotesWhat an incredible job you all did to make this happen! This is the A+ team, for sure.”

—Dean, Internationally Ranked Business School

quotesYou and your team do a fabulous, fabulous job. You make my job so much easier.”

—Corporate Chief Marketing Officer

quotesYou and your team are a gift!”

—Program Manager, Client Firm

quotesThe quality of your team is amazing...just amazing. We all feel that you work together so well. We always get the right level of what we need, and it’s always first quality work. Always. We really feel great about our partnership.”

—Dean, Major University Business School

quotesFabulous work from start to finish, with excellent results.”

—President and CEO, Biotech Company

quotesWe appreciate the incredible support you and your team have provided for us.”

—University Professor and Author

quotesYou and your colleagues at Temin have MORE THAN hit the ground RUNNING! Already you’ve been indispensable. Thank you!”

—CEO, Healthcare Corporation

quotesI have just been appointed to our Executive Committee. It is a recognition of our whole team and our excellent strategic partners. Really, you've made a large impact and our success is intertwined as it should be. Thank you.”

—CMO, World-class Financial Services Firm

quotesA very elegant boutique firm. I’ve known Temin for a long time and they have been a highly effective partner for my company.”

—Corporate CMO, Marketing Strategy Client

quotesYou all are above and beyond on all fronts.”

—Editor, Corporate Governance Magazine

quotesIt is truly refreshing to partner with true professionals who have the highest standards. In the world of the mediocre, it is really special to work with you.”

—President, Corporate Crisis Client

quotesDespite many years of practice, the representation of some very public figures and the professional perception of the importance of words, I did not appreciate the subtleties of how to structure a client’s statement to the media. Fortunately, you and your staff did.”

—Litigation Partner, on successful settlement of lawsuit

quotesBesides all of you doing your job so exceptionally well, I can’t help but view your firm as a big security blanket. For those of us not used to going head-to-head with the media, this stuff is unnerving.”

—CEO, Crisis Client Company

quotesCan’t think of any other company we would want to work with than yours – thanks for the great effort!”

—Executive Director, University Think Tank

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