CrowdtheCause is a Crowdfunding campaign consulting,
management and optimization company. Founder and Crowdfunding specialist, Kerry Walters, has seen the progression of the Crowdfunding industry grow digitally since it's inception in the late 90's when she worked in the boom of the dot.com industry in Silicon Valley & San Francisco. There she helped bring the first community network of websites and chat software company, Talk City Marketing Group to a public offering. With over 20 years in marketing, sales and business development within traditional and emerging media as well as overall business development & small business operations, Kerry has proven her ability to bring new ideas & concepts to market. By creating effective awareness solutions that entice, engage and build a strong loyal community of targeted audiences, her strategies lead to success of projects. With a sincere passion for Start-Ups, she has brought young companies a streamlined approach in operations to expedient execution that resulted in high profit margins to then be in a position to be sold in under 5 years. She is an entrepreneur, with a strong focus in operations, strategic business modeling/concepts and sales and marketing.
Having worked for major media outlets such as Viacom, Infinity Broadcast Corporation/CBS Broadcasting, Evergreen Media/Clear Channel Communications, Cox Interactive Media, Sony and Verizon, Kerry's experience spans consumer and technology markets across traditional & emerging media platforms. Her expertise lies in integrated strategic marketing and intangible customized advertising & fundraising development and management.
Her recent position as Vice President at a Children's Cancer Non-Profit Corporation, she ran all fundraising programs and managed the optimization of campaigns to bring in the necessary funds in order to help families with a child diagnosed with cancer.
"With the amount of hard work it took to consistently bring in funds for the charity and their cause through traditional means, I continually went back to online fundraising through Crowdfunding as the best method to 'CrowdtheCause' ", she says. "I then knew that I could help individuals with entrpreneurial dreams, families, Non-Profits and Small Businesses with any need/cause with this overall understanding."
By building, optimizing and managing Crowdfunding campaigns with a customized and attentive "hands-on" approach, she and her team can change people's lives in their time of need.
Matthew Butterfield, Crowdfunding Specialist
Matthew joined CTC from the institutional investments arena, where he had a 16-year career at Nomura Asset Management. In his most recent position there, Matthew had a client-facing role
with lead responsibility for multiple institutional relationships, private and public alike. Clients represented over USD 230 billion in assets under management and invested a combined USD
1.4 billion with Nomura, generating millions in annual revenue for the firm. In addition, he was a key player in the firm’s business development efforts in the US and Canada, with USD 700
million raised from six clients. Matthew also managed the firm’s outreach efforts with select investment consulting firms. In previous roles at Nomura, he completed RFPs, populated
consultant databases, performed composite calculations, and edited and wrote client reports. He is a class of 1991 alumnus of Syracuse University, where he graduated cum laude while earning
a BA with Honors in International Relations. In 1996, he earned a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University.