team | mission | advisors

the veracloud team: big on experience and passion

 

Doug Rutnik | founder, Head of sales, head of government affairs

Doug is multi-sector expert with 20+ years experience at the intersection of business and government. Doug has advised executive teams on driving growth through public sector involvement, including navigation of New York State (NYS) Government, its 50 Agencies and Authorities, Empire State Development economic development strategies, and minority and women owned business enterprise (MWBE) rules and regulations. Doug has worked extensively with MWBE subcontractors to access contracting opportunities with NYS Agencies and Authorities, as well as directly with Prime contractors. Doug has been retained as a lobbyist and public sector business development consultant by a wide range of companies, providing strategic counsel on government relations, compliance and procurement. Doug earned a BA from Hamilton College. 

 

Craig Bida | chief marketing officer

Craig is an expert business, branding, and communications strategist with 20+ years experience creating economic and social value for leading global brands. This includes 11+ years in marketing and brand management at Procter & Gamble, and 4+ years as EVP at Cone Communications, a leading marketing and PR agency. Craig has worked with leading corporate and nonprofit clients including FedEx, Disney, Hilton Worldwide, Purina, Kenneth Cole, Northwestern Mutual, The National Park Service, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sierra Club, American Heart Association, the USO, and Farm Aid. Earlier in his career, Craig led planning and development of public/private redevelopment initiatives for the New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development. Craig is a Senior Fellow in Social Innovation at Babson College. Craig earned a BA and MBA from Yale University, and an MA from the University of Vermont.

 

Todd Bida | board president

Todd is a business development, sales, and strategic partnership expert skilled at driving growth opportunities and business transformations that deliver service excellence, operational efficiencies, and strong shared value. His customer-centric experience extends across a wide range of business environments that require a combination of quick learning, immediate results, and evidence-driven flexibility, in a range of industries including:
・Technology (Oracle, ServiceNow, MediaMath, ATT, Bell Canada, Vodafone)
・Data & Analytics (IBM, American Express, Accenture, Fidelity, World Economic Forum)
・CPG (Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Nestlé, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo)
・Retail (Amazon, CVS, Albertsons, Family Dollar) He also has 15+ years experience supporting startups through various Board of Director and Advisor roles including the Consulate of Switzerland and The Cleantech Open.  Todd earned a BA from Harvard University, and an MBA from Yale University.