Bruce Colwin is President of Two Degrees Strategy & Development, a New York City-based consulting firm which works with early-stage technology and new media companies to accelerate growth and increase value through the development and execution of business development strategies designed to drive revenues and build brand equity.

Projects have included: sales and marketing programs, product development and SaaS strategies, distribution and pricing models, content distribution partnerships, social media strategies, technology licensing, and the development of strategic relationships.  Clients have including: Thelen Ried, Dragonfly, CyberExtruder, MLX.com,Thoughtful Inc., eRSVP, Money Media, CompuTool Corporation, Scene Systems, Wall Street Reporter and Transparensee Systems.

“I had the opportunity to recruit Bruce to assist eRCG in expanding its strategic marketing direction as well as build strong Channel relationships. Through Bruce's wide ranging network of marketing, media and technology application contacts we were able to accelerate the revenue and profits of eRCG's newly acquired companies.” 

Ted Lamb, eResource Capital Group

“Bruce hit the ground running from day one and offered our partners unique, strategic insights and tactical solutions for increasing partner revenues by leveraging the firm's expertise and client base in key sectors. He has a rare ability to undertake complex analysis and present data in a manner that is both easy to understand and, more importantly, actionable.”

Barbara Cronan, Thelen Reid

“Bruce quickly grasps the value proposition for new technologies.  I recommend him as a partner in new media opportunities.”

Guy Nouri, CEO, Dragonfly

“It was a pleasure working with Bruce. He was a pro at identifying sales opportunities, making high level presentations and most importantly deal structure and negotiation!”

Doug Kern, CEO, Thoughtful Inc.

Prior to forming Two Degrees, Bruce served as Executive Vice President of DuoCash, a venture-backed online payment technology company based in New York City, where he was responsible for sales, marketing and business development.

Previously, Bruce was Vice President of Business Development at Avenel Ventures, a North Carolina investment banking firm with a focus on public and private equity offerings, where he worked in developing strategic alliances and other revenue-generating activities for Avenel’s partner companies, as well as identifying and evaluating potential strategic acquisition candidates.

Bruce joined Avenel following his position as Director of Business Development for TROVIA.com, a publicly-traded ”clicks-and-mortar” luxury goods destination, which was funded by the principals of Avenel.

Bruce has also served as Executive Director of the National Alliance of Sales & Marketing Executives (NASME) and President of the prestigious National Sales & Marketing Hall of Fame, whose inductees have included: Ted Turner, Fred Smith, Malcolm Forbes, Sam Walton, Bill Marriott, Sir. Martin Sorrell and Martha Stewart, to name just a few.

In addition, he has been quoted in prominent trade publication and has served as both a speaker and program moderator at technology and venture capital conferences and events.  He has held leadership positions in industry and trade organizations and was Founder and Chairman of the BizDevNetwork, an affiliate of NYNMA and later New York eComm.

Bruce currently resides in Northport and in his spare time, weather permitting, sails his 27′ sloop “Unplugged” on the Long Island Sound. Click here to call or email me.