Sean Cross: Partner

Sean Cross

Sean brings to Eaglepoint deep digital expertise in commerce, advertising and revenue growth, with over 25 years of senior management experience working with top Fortune 500, middle market and emerging companies centered in the technology, media, private/growth equity and venture communities. He is a proven business and technology strategist and marketer who has worked with companies in capital raising, M&A, sales, branding and advertising, product development and business partnership development, partnering with companies such as Google, Newscorp, Sony, YouTube and Bank of America.

Most recently Sean was a Managing Director at a boutique investment bank in New York City. Prior, Sean served as a Senior Partner at MediaLink LLC, as the Head of the Private Equity, Restructuring & Investment Advisory Practice, providing critical counsel and strategic direction focused broadly on the Media, Entertainment, Information and Technology industries for clients such as Cerberus Capital, Blackstone Group, Credit Suisse and The Oppenheimer Funds.

Prior to joining MediaLink, Mr. Cross served as the Executive Vice President and Operations Officer for iAmplify, where he led the company through substantial growth and three rounds of funding, before exit. Prior to iAmplify, he led the strategic technical initiatives for the sales, marketing, editorial, publicity and international divisions for Newscorp’s HarperCollins Publishers. In addition, he drove technical distribution initiatives for clients such as Scholastic Books, including the Harry Potter book series. Mr. Cross began his career founding and running a tech consulting company in Los Angeles, owned and managed restaurants in New York, then returned to strategic consulting founding and building a firm with clients such as Bear Sterns, Sanwa Bank/UBJ and INET/Instinet (Reuter’s).

Sean actively participates in speaking opportunities, makes select investments in early stage companies and serves on boards and advisory boards of several companies including: BlackRidge Technologies, Streamworks, Proclivity Media, PageDaily, LaunchPad Learning, Shustir, CrazySexyWellness and CrazySexyCancer.

Sean lives on the water in CT with his wife Marla and three children and enjoys sailing, tennis, skiing, soccer, surfing, mountain climbing, martial arts, kayaking and jumping out of planes. Sean has a BS in Information Systems and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine.

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Companies

  • Silicon Alley Advisors (Founder, CEO & Managing Partner) — Startup advisory and consulting for Proclivity Media, BlackRidge, Streamworks Intl., PageDaily, Launchpad Learning
  • MediaLink LLC (Senior Partner) — Head of private equity, restructuring and investment practice; advisory firm
  • iAmplify (Executive VP, COO) — Digital audio and video commerce and distribution network
  • Newscorp’s HarperCollins Publishers (Director of Sales and Marketing) — Editorial, publicity and distribution clients
  • MacKinnon International (Founder & CEO) — Strategic consulting firm
  • Cheyenne Social Club/Aces & Eights (GM, Owner) — Restaurant industry, 3 locations
  • Advanced Computer Consultants (Founder & CEO) — Technology/consulting firm

Corporate

  • Proclivity Media (commerce advertising platform)
  • Streamworks International (live streaming video)
  • BlackRidge Technologies (cyber security / networking)
  • Page Daily (digital content and commerce)
  • Shustir (interactive commerce marketplace)
  • Launchpad Learning (online learning and commerce platform)

Non-Profit Organizations

  • CrazySexyCancer
  • CrazySexyWellness
  • Founders Roundtable
  • Cereal Entrepreneurs