Cindy Chin – CEO & Founder
Ms. Chin is an entrepreneur, venture strategist and an arts lover. Some of her current projects include Producer of the full-feature length independent film The Adventures of Paul and Marian, leading the funding strategy team for the PS 199 Science Pavilion in partnership with The Greenhouse Project of New York Sun Works, and acting Ambassador for the NGO Global Fund for Widows, a non-profit organization that provides microfinance funding for widows in Egypt, The Dominican Republic, India, West Africa, and Bolivia.
Ms. Chin is a former consultant for several leading international management consulting firms including McKinsey & Company, Coopers & Lybrand, LLC (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), and publicly-traded asset management firm Strategic Hotels & Resorts (BEE:US). She has over 15 years of work experience specializing in corporate strategy with senior executives at the board level of Fortune 500 companies to the prestigious ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) Foundation in the Presidio of San Francisco. She has consulted for companies in a variety of industries ranging from Charles Schwab (finance/marketing), Ortho Diagnostics and Cordis, subsidiaries of Johnson & Johnson (healthcare/pharmaceuticals), Gilt Groupe (retail fashion/e-commerce) to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Her passion is building business from the ground upward, outreach and innovation.
She recently received the distinct honor to attend NASA Social at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to learn about the NASA/JAXA (Japanese Aerospace Agency) Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) missions, the development of the James Webb and Discovery Telescopes, NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory missions, NASA’s Robotics and Astrobiology Laboratories. Prior to NASA Goddard, she was invited to NASA Dryden in Edwards Air Force Base and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center as part of NASA Social to work with the award-winning NASA and NASA/JPL Mars Curiosity Social Media teams during Space Shuttle Endeavour’s last flight and the roll over of Space Shuttle Atlantis to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex signaling the end to NASA’s 35-year Space Shuttle Program. Other recent projects included a feature in The London Symphony Orchestra’s 2012-13 New Season Film campaign, and Strategic Alliances, Social Media and Outreach for The Washed Ashore Project Global Launch Team & Tour. The Tour launched at The America’s Cup World Series in San Diego, CA.
Ms. Chin sits on the Special Events Committee (by invitation only) of The New York Philharmonic, serves as the Development Committee Chair and Annual Fund Co-Chair and a member of the Strategic Planning Committee of The Diller-Quaile School of Music Board of Directors. She has also served on the boards, committees and strategic taskforces of other philanthropic institutions in New York City (Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Opera & New York City Opera) and in San Francisco (The Junior League of San Francisco, The San Francisco Ballet & The San Francisco Symphony). She was the recipient of the Associations of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) Membership Development Award in 2005.