Eurasia Group | Vanessa Sussman


Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

As chief marketing and communications officer for Eurasia Group and GZERO Media, Vanessa's years of experience in communications and marketing, as well as her deep interest in international relations, informs her work driving the firm's brand recognition, growth, and success across platforms.  
Prior to joining Eurasia Group, Vanessa was head of corporate communications, private markets, at Nuveen, the $1.2 trillion asset manager of financial planning firm TIAA. She previously served as vice president of marketing and communications at Morningstar and also ran her own boutique communications firm specializing in exchange-traded funds. She has worked at the Council of the Americas, Foreign Policy magazine, and the United States Mission to the United Nations.

Vanessa is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese, French, and Italian, with over a decade's experience working, living, and traveling throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. She has a master's degree in economics and international relations from Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of International Affairs and a bachelor's degree in Spanish and Latin American and Iberian studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  

Originally from Chicago, Vanessa now calls Brooklyn home and lives with her husband, three children, and a rambunctious puppy.