P.S. Crosby

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  Start-Ups
  GirlGeeks
  ChannelA.com
  Belly of the Dragon
  Alani OJ
  Multi-Media
  Streaming Media
  TV/Radio
  Magazines
  Photojournalism
  Marketing
  Asia
  Internet
  USA
  Community
  Non-Profits
  Foundations
  Service
  Consulting
  Strategic Planning
  Fundraising
  Earned Revenues
  Tech Integration
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PETER S. CROSBY

245 East 25th St., #12A; New York, NY, 10010; 650.533.3313;

Mission:
To communicate globally using media integrated with information technology.
       To connect diverse people into dynamic communities and meaningful ventures.
To affect social change with profits for good.

 

Qualifications Summary:
Serial entrepreneur in profit and nonprofit environments with executive leadership in strategic planning, fundraising, earned revenues, multi-media & web technologies.

Operations management of up to 50 employees / $4 Mil. annual budgets delivering retail, media, Internet & community tech services in local, global & virtual settings.

Board Director / Advisor for non-profits such as Social Enterprise Alliance (Chair, 2004 Convention), TechSoup.org, Women’s Tech Cluster and Social Fusion.

Funding solicitations from private investors (Angel Investors), VCs (Chase/H&Q, EDventures, FlatIronCapital, meVC); Corps. (Intel, IBM, UPS); Foundations (Skoll, Omidyar, Google, Rockefeller, Kellogg); governing agencies (USAID, CNS, CPB).

International: Asia – Journalism/Education in Asia (8 yrs); Japanese / Chinese skills.
Africa – Integrated Health Vector Needs Analysis & Research Management (1 year).
India – Strategic Global Leadership Alliance: Group Leader training college students.

Professional Experiences:

ALL TOGETHER NOW: Strategic Media & Technology Consulting; New York & S.F.
Managing Principal; (Intermittently: 2001-Present)  Sample Clients include:

Interra Project:
  • Strategic planning & fundraising for nonprofit credit card
  • Generation of online investor database for virtual team
Tides Foundation / Groundspring.org:
  • Led TechRocks’ merger using Omidyar / Skoll funding
  • Strategic planning of tech services & development
Bay Area Video Coalition:
  • Raise foundation funds to transform GirlGeeks.com to .org
  • Strategize women’s media migration to web-training .org
American Civil Liberties Union:
  • Strategize distributed email marketing operations
  • Develop Internet email / donor database sharing system
Anglican Malaria Project:
  • Assess needs of Southern Africa anti-malaria programs
  • Generate partnerships with local leaders, funders & NGOs

INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITEE: Global Relief Services; New York, NY
Chief Technology Officer; 2005-2007
* Generated 3-year all-org technology plan that received 87% increase in IT spending
* Restructured / grew IT team (8 >14) including first regional IT management in Africa
* Integrated website, regional fundraising & distance learning tech into new intranet

SENIORNET.ORG: Technology Learning Centers; San Francisco, CA
Chief Executive Officer; Interim – 2004
* Led strategic repositioning of non-profit technology training centers (200 worldwide)
* Generated new grant, corporate and earned revenue sources while cutting expenses 35%
* Challenged Board to higher standards of accountability, transparency and fundraising.

TECH ROCKS: Rockefeller Family Fund Organization; San Francisco & New York
Chief Operating Officer; 2001-2003
* Led restructuring of non-profit CRM software / consulting services provider
* Generated new foundation and earned revenue sources while cutting expenses 55%
* Managed finance/admin/legal, partnering, training, support and web relaunch

GIRLGEEKS.com/org: Career Success for Women in IT; San Francisco (Startup/Asset Sale)
Co-Founder; 1997-2001
Chairman:              -Facilitated M&A strategy in recruiting and e-training industries
CEO:                      -Secured and negotiated Angel, Series A and Bridge financings
-Strategic Partnering with MSN, RealMedia, iVillage, Intel, COMDEX
-Business planning, P&L, accounting, admin, legal, IP & contracting
-Launched initial web site + four redesigns with host, backend & db

CHANNEL A.com: Online Access to Asia; San Francisco, CA (Startup-Sold)
Business Site Architect / Producer / Product Manager; 1997
* Overhauled site structure & partnerships to generate crucial revenue in 100 days
* Strategized, designed & implemented website content, navigation & e-commerce

BELLY OF THE DRAGON: Multimedia Documentary; Beijing to Hong Kong (Startup)
Executive Producer / Director / Writer / Photo & video-grapher; 1993-1996
* Co-produced National Geographic Explorer's television program of cross-China
documentary bicycle journey and 12-part series for Monitor Radio's Early Edition
* Sponsored by Canon, Fuji Film, Burson-Marsteller and other corporate partners.

TOKYO JOURNAL + TOKYO TIME OUTMagazines: Tokyo (Startup)
Managing Editor + Editor-in-Chief; 1990-1993
* Managed editorial / production of Japan's largest English language magazine
* Commissioned features, rewrote articles and edited 64-96 page, spot-color monthlies

GLOBALINX / INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION SERVICES: Los Angeles / Tokyo
Partner / Business Seminar Leader / Writer; 1987-1989
* Marketing services for media, entertainment, & cross-cultural training industries
* Scripted NHK Radio weekly programs: Business English Conversations

Education:

TRINITY COLLEGEB.A., Economics (Hartford, CT)

UNIV. OF CALIF./L.A. - EXTENSION:  Journalism; Master’s Certificate Program

BEIJING FILM ACADEMYChinese Language & Filmmaking; Six-month Intensive

KANAZAWA UNIVERSITYJapanese Language; Intensive Trimester


Public Speaking Appearances:
Social Enterprise Alliance; UN Development Program, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; COMDEX; National Technology Enterprise Network; SANGONeT, Glide Church.

Articles Published In:
The Los Angeles Times, The Asian Wall Street Journal, Social Enterprise Reporter, EC-Japan Newsletter, AsiaWeek, National Geographic Traveler, and in-flight magazines.

Media Coverage:
The Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Fast Company, People; BBC’s World News, NPR’s Tech Nation, Monitor Radio; National Geographic TV Explorer, Tech TV.

Life Skills:
Conversational French, Japanese & Chinese; Advanced computer/website/PDA systems; Digital Photo/Video production; AFTRA/SAG; FirstAid/CPR/PADI; Yoga; Gospel Choir


References:
Personal website: www.pscrosby.com
LinkedIn profile:  www.linkedin.com/in/pscrosby
TV Producer sample: www.pscrosby.com/belly/belly.html
Public Speaking samples: www.pscrosby.com/community/nonprofit.html

 

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