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I am currently the Principal of Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA). We work with The World Bank, professional investors, governments, development organizations, professional services firms and entrepreneurs globally to create policy and business strategies to fully leverage the power of crowdfund investing. CCA is a Key Parter of the U.S. State Department's Global Entrepreneurship Program that works to further diplomacy and stability through building effective entrepreneurial and early-stage funding ecosystems. I am one of the three people responsible for creating the CrowdFund Investment Framework used by the President in the Jobs Act, that helped change the laws making crowdfund investing legal in the US. As a founding member of Startup Exemption, I worked for 460 days from to change 78 year old securities laws. We were honored to be attend the Rose Garden Ceremony at the White House on April 5, 2012 to watch President Obama sign crowdfunding legislation. I am an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at UC Berkeley's Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology and co-founded the UC Berkeley Program for Innovation in Entrepreneurial and Social Finance to study crowdfunding globally. I have co-founded the two leading global crowdfunding associations: the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA) and the CrowdFunding Intermediary Regulatory Advocates(CFIRA). My background prior to crowdfunding is in building and leading SAAS companies. I work with founders and leaders to create structure, strategy and execution to effectively grow companies. Most recently, I acted as a member of a 3 person executive leadership team and created structure, strategy and process that helped drive 1300% revenue growth and have scaled the size and capabilities of the organization during my engagement with them from 2008-2012. Inc Magazine ranked my client, Kinnser Software, among their list of the 500 fastest growing private companies in the United States in 2010 and 2011.
Crowdfund Capital Advisors is an advisory, implementation and education firm founded by Jason Best and Sherwood Neiss, the leaders of the crowdfunding movement. CCA provides comprehensive advisory solutions for both the public and private sectorthat enable our clients to achieve maximum results. As part of the team that led the fight to make crowdfunding legal, and through our ongoing work with the SEC, FINRA, crowdfunding platforms and industry leaders, we can help you succeed in this new era of financing, in a way that few can match. We work with a variety of groups from professional investors, crowdfunding platforms and professional services firms to governments and entrepreneurs.
A Single Production company ( http://spstories.com/ ) is dedicated to telling the stories of people who live true, authentic lives. We believe that those who dare to be different, who speak out, who try hard, who make a difference, can entertain, inform and inspire others to follow their own path. Our first release "The Cheer Ambassadors" was conceived, filmed, edited and completed in 12 months and was selected for the 2012 Bangkok World Film Festival, the Salaya Documentary Film Festival in March 2012 as well as the Norwegian International Film Festival in April 2012, where it won the Best Documentary Award. It was also is an official selection of the DMZ Korean International Documentary Film Festival. The Chop Shots Southeast Asian Film Festival presented the film with the Audience Award in Dec 2012. It is an official selection of the 2013 Asian American International Film Festival in San Francisco, CA. and the 2013 Woodstock Film Festival in Woodstock New York. www.thecheerambassadors.com
Client - Kinnser Software May 2008 - April 2012 - Works closely with Kinnser Software's President on initiatives for fast and effective growth. This engagement has included developing organizational leadership, marketing and sales initiatives, creation of a product platform and organizational development initiatives. I work with founders and leaders to create structure, strategy and execution to effectively grow companies. I have acted as a member of a 3 person executive leadership team for my most recent client and created structure, strategy and process that helped drive 1300% revenue growth and have scaled the size and capabilities of the organization during my engagement with them from 2008-2012. In Sept 2010 and again in Sept 2011, Inc Magazine ranked Kinnser among their list of the 500 fastest growing private companies in the United States. Focus Areas Include: Crowdfunding Crowdfund Investment (policy, implementation, strategy) SaaS Applications Strategy Development Organizational Structure Partnership / Business Development Marketing Analysis and Planning Public Relations Technology Implementation Certified Scrum Master
Co-Founder of an organization focused on creating a new exemption for startups and small businesses that will allow them to utilize Crowd Fund Investing to raise capital from Micro-Angel Investors to increase innovation, entrepreneurship and jobs. This effort has now been covered by the Wall Street Journal, Fiscal Times, Washington Times, Inc. Magazine, NPR, and O'Reilly Media, etc and has submitted testimony to the US House or Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's hearing on Capital Formation on May 10, 2011. Our Proposed Framework became part of President Obama's 2011 Jobs Act and passed the US House of Representatives in November 2011 with a vote of 407-17, demonstrating strong bipartisan support. on March 22, 2012 the US Senate passed the Crowdfunding bill as part of the JOBS Act. On April 5, 2012, I attended the White House ceremony for President Obama to sign the JOBS Act into law. I have also testified in front of the US House of Representatives Small Business Committee on Crowdfunding and JOBS Act related issues.
Client relationship management and project management for healthcare clients. Left WebMD to contribute to co-founding Medem Inc.