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Bob Crowley

Entrepreneur • Advisor Sacramento, California Area, US

Founder and/or operator of six fast growth, highly successful media, software and telecom companies. Founded private equity firm in 2003

Founder and/or operator of six fast growth, highly successful media, software and telecom companies. Founded private equity firm in 2003

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Primary Skillsets

  • Ad Sales
  • Business Development
  • Enterprise Sales
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
I have an idea that I'm exploring
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Ad Sales
  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing

Involved In

Founder

Gameface Media
The Mustang Group
Trail Animals Running Club

Advisor

Country Club Enterprises
MetraTech
SOG Specialty Knives & Tools
SOG Knives & Tools
Country Club Enterprises
MetraTech Corp.

Positions

Founder & Chairman Gameface Media January 2013 - present
Board Member SOG Knives & Tools August 2011 - present
Board Member Country Club Enterprises November 2008 - present
Chairman Scribe Software August 2006 - present
Chairman Vermont Teddy Bear Company September 2005 - present
Founder, Managing Partner The Mustang Group January 2003 - present
Founder Trail Animals Running Club January 1996 - present
Board Member MetraTech Corp. June 1999 - August 2014
Chairman Cascade Lacrosse September 2003 - December 2007
Managing Director, Software Portfolio Safeguard Scientifics April 2002 - April 2003
President & CEO Bowstreet August 1999 - November 2001
President & CEO Arbortext May 1998 - August 1999
Vice President, Business Development, Sales, Asia & S. America Kenan Systems January 1996 - May 1998
Senior Vice President CableData/USCS January 1984 - April 1995
General Manager American Cablesystems January 1980 - January 1984
Financial Analyst Martin Marietta Aerospace June 1979 - June 1980
Camp Counselor Camp Waredaca June 1975 - September 1977
Dish Washer Villanova University September 1976 - May 1977

Education

University of California, Berkeley - Walter A. Haas School of Business International Marketing 1992 - 1992
Columbia University - Columbia Business School International Business 1987 - 1987
Villanova University Finance, Marketing 1975 - 1979
DHU (Dirty Hands U) Learning on the job 1975 - present

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Photos
  • • Sports
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Ruby on Rails
  • • software developer
  • • photography

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Enterprise software • Ruby on Rails • Private equity • Startups • Telecommunications

Key Accomplishments

Have created over $3B in enterprise worth in past across six technology/media companies; 3 start-ups - all which have either IPOed or sold to a major strategic buyer.

My background and career has been in finance/marketing/business development/sales and operations. I've always been appreciative of and curious in technology and in every company I've worked with, sustaining differentiation came from innovation, responsiveness to customer needs and being a thought leader.

I thrive on the risk associated with bringing an idea - a concept - to life and then scaling the business to velocity. I love to compete.

I'm an avid ultra distance trail runner, travel extensively with my wife and two sons and feed off the energy of other's vision, passion and perseverance.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Have created six prior successful technology companies, 3 start-ups - all which have either IPOed or sold to a major strategic buyer. Our new idea is extremely current, pervasive and targeted at a very large and rapidly growing market. We've spent 6 months qualifying the market need, demand and screening prospective buyers. The dog will eat the dog food and this dog is going to hunt big game.

As an Advisor

Assuming there is chemistry and mutual interest, I will be a "personal board director" for the founder(s), in the capacity of sounding board, advisor, mentor and strategic contributor, pulling from the numerous successes - and mistakes - I've made over the year. I'm curious, a listener, sometimes insightful and always passionate when I see something for which I connect. I find the reward is in the journey.

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Jim Scwartz
We worked together
Proven serial entrepreneur
Kevin Newman
Technical Director, Harvard Business School Publishing. Previously Director of Software Development, Boston.com. Developer at DMOD, inc.com
Bob has tons of experience and someone who truly lives life fully...and on top of it all is generous with his time. A great advisor!
George Pierce
CEO, Co-Founder, 7Even Dynamics, Inc.. Previously Partner, V-Catalyst.
Bob has a lot of entrepreneurial wisdom and experience building from the ground floor up.

George Pierce
CEO, Co-Founder, 7Even Dynamics, Inc.. Previously Partner, V-Catalyst.
George applies his tremendous success and competitiveness from his athletic career directly to business. Determination, focus, endurance, p ... ersistence, a winning attitude and teamwork.