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Perry Ziff

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Founder/Investor, BD, Ops, PM, Sales. Four successful exits including Perceptive Pixel acq. by Microsoft. MIT Engineer + 10 yrs at McKinsey.

Founder/Investor, BD, Ops, PM, Sales. Four successful exits including Perceptive Pixel acq. by Microsoft. MIT Engineer + 10 yrs at McKinsey.

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Involved In

Founder

LastDraft

Advisor

ClearCross (Formerly Syntra Technologies)
Dun & Bradstreet
Appinions
Perceptive Pixel
Sage Software
McKinsey & Company
NEP Group

Positions

Founder/Investor LastDraft December 2013 - present
EVP Strategic Accounts & Partnerships Appinions (acquired by Scribble Technologies) June 2014 - May 2015
VP, Business Development, Marketing, & Strategy NEP Broadcasting (acquired by Crestview Partners) January 2011 - December 2012
VP, Business Development & Operations, Board of Directors Perceptive Pixel (acquired by Microsoft) November 2007 - April 2010
VP, Global Data Collection/Risk Management Solutions Dun & Bradstreet January 2004 - February 2007
SVP, Product Management ClearCross (acquired by Kewill) 1998 - 2000
Associate Principal McKinsey & Company 1988 - 1998

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Electrical Engineering

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Product launch
  • • B2b marketing
  • • Usability testing
  • • Beta launch
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Media
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • News
  • • TV

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

B2B • Fundraising • Saas • Product management • Venture capital • Business Development • Product Marketing • Strategic Partnerships • Strategy • Kaizen

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Jon Phillips
We worked together  •  Engineering Director, ScribbleLive. Previously VP of Engineering, Jodange Inc.. Georgetown grad. North Carolina State grad.
Perry is a capable entrepreneur with a wealth of ideas and great execution.
Jason Reisman
We worked together  •  Director of Engineering, FiftyThree Inc. and Tireless Tinkerer, Personal Projects. NYU grad. NYU grad.
Perry was instrumental in building our business at Perceptive Pixel by developing and landing crucial sales which led to an explosion in awa ... reness and popularity. He had great instincts when it came to where to focus our efforts so that we developed the right relationships with our most important customers. We were able to use these collaborations as a showcase to others potential customers, and in turn it drove many more sales and build a business.
Tyler Frieling
We worked together  •  SE, AIrWatch. Previously Platform Specialist / Sales Engineer, Kapow Software, A Kofax Company. Drexel grad.
With more than a decade of industry experience I can easily recommend Perry as an effective leader, insightful technologist and pragmatic bu ... sinessman. Great traits to behold individually but amazing as a set. I was floored with how fast he defined, developed and brought to market his latest product. Anybody who can keep up with him will reap rewards as unique as Perry.
Pano Anthos
We worked together  •  Managing Director, XRC Labs. Co-founder, GatherEducation. University of Delaware grad.
Perry can break down a problem and get to the root causes to then build the right solution.
Kristin Morgan
We worked together  •  Director, Customer Success, ScribbleLive and Director, Client Services, Appinions Inc..
Perry IS a great entrepreneur. He is both a creative and analytical thinker, and always considers the 'Why' before the 'What' or 'How'. He c ... an quickly identify opportunities, diagnose issues, motivate a team, and collaborate to resolve roadblocks. His remarkable range of professional experiences give him a unique skill set that is necessary in any entrepreneurial environment.
Meredith Knight
We worked together  •  Marketing Manager, NEP Group, Inc.. Previously Marketing Coordinator, NEP Group, Inc.. University of Pittsburgh grad.
Perry has a great mind for seeing possibilities and teasing them out. He is extremely thoughtful and doesn't shy away from rolling up his s ... leeves and getting his hands dirty. His experience combined with his resourceful spirit make him a great entrepreneur.

Jon Phillips
Engineering Director, ScribbleLive. Previously VP of Engineering, Jodange Inc.. Georgetown grad. North Carolina State grad.
Jon is a pragmatic and focused engineering leader with deep technical knowledge in NLP and Machine Learning.

Jason Reisman
Director of Engineering, FiftyThree Inc. and Tireless Tinkerer, Personal Projects. NYU grad. NYU grad.
Jason was a key early member of our development team at Perceptive Pixel an constantly pushed the envelope of capabilities and uses of our p ... roducts. He led the development of many crucial pieces of our intellectual property and became a thought leader in our market. Jason's work was largely responsible for the company's notoriety and ultimate success.

Gary Kanofsky
Chief Content Officer / Executive Vice President, News, RFD-TV. Previously Senior Executive Producer, Al Jazeera America. McGill grad.
Gary has extensive and deep experience in the television news space - both creative and technical. He's a guy to look for when in need of o ... r evaluating innovative ideas in TV news!