About the SendUs Platform

SendUs is a game-changing video and photo crowdsourcing platform. It enables you to solicit, acquire and monetize targeted content from your audience, customers or supporters — while automatically securing the media use rights. It also provides tools to search and pull specific content from social media. With SendUs, you can easily curate, edit, manage and publish all of this authentic content to drive greater engagement, awareness and revenue.

Premise Behind SendUs

A few times in a generation, the evolution of certain technologies combine to provide the framework for a paradigm shift in human behavior. The availability of high-speed video transmission, smart phone video creation capabilities and the ubiquity of video sharing platforms have combined to evolve the society’s method of communication: sharing authentic user generated videos.

Recognizing this paradigm shift, SendUs created a game-changing video and photo submission and curation platform that solves all technological hurdles associated with acquiring and publishing authentic user generated content. The SendUs platform uniquely offers organizations the ability to create an open and vibrant channel of communication demanded by their customers, audience and supporters, in a controlled environment. This process, which is designed to also achieve specific corporate objectives, is the beginning of a truly new business-customer relationship based on thoughtful, continuous communication. Such collaboration will be rewarded with creative consumer engagement and the "holy grail" of sustainable loyalty.

The Leadership Team

SendUs has created a team of the brightest, most innovative minds in technology supported by dynamic, highly experienced entrepreneurs.

Nick Namikas - Co-CEO, Co-Founder

Nick oversees the SendUs strategic direction and product execution. The basis of the SendUs platform was driven from his development in bridging the gap between online and broadcast media through his unique experience in broadcast media production and digital media platform engineering. Previously, he developed media management, transcribing and editing tools to streamline the production of non-fiction television series and feature films for media companies like National Geographic and the Discovery Channel. Nick has pioneered the company's IP protection and patent strategy in the US and abroad.

George D. Crowley, Jr. - Co-CEO, Executive Chairman

George D. Crowley, Jr., Founder/CEO of The Crowley Group is an American entrepreneur with 29 years experience as a principal investor and developer of 35 start-up wireless/infrastructure, technology and social media businesses (www.crowleytech.com). For these activities in the US, Latin American and Central Europe, Mr. Crowley has arranged approximately $4.5 billion in financing. His partners have included The Blackstone Group, Lucent Technologies and Cingular (AT&T) Wireless. Mr. Crowley is an attorney with degrees from Georgetown University and Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC.

Mario Wanderley - CFO

Mario brings extensive corporate finance and start-up/growth experience to SendUs. For the past thirteen years he has been the CFO of The Crowley Group, where he co-founded and helped build Telecom and Technology businesses in the U.S. and overseas. Those businesses include a joint venture with AT&T Wireless in 45 U.S. markets and Central Europe's largest fixed wireless broadband operator. Both ventures were backed by The Blackstone Group. Mario has also led corporate finance transactions with a total value exceeding $11 billion - both as a CFO and as an investment banker with J.P. Morgan & Co. He received his MBA from the University of Virginia and his B.S. in Business Administration from Universidade Salvador (Brazil).

Steve Shindler - Vice-Chairman

Steven Shindler is the Chief Executive Officer of NII Holdings, Inc., a provider of differentiated mobile communication services in Latin America. With operations in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Peru and Chile, NII is a Fortune 500 company and trades on the NASDAQ market under the symbol NIHD. Mr. Shindler has successfully transformed NII from a start-up operation into a leading wireless provider with nearly 11.5 million subscribers.

Dmitry Buslaev - VP of Engineering

Dmitry directs the technical and architectural engineering of the patented SendUs photo and video collaboration platform. Prior to SendUs, Dmitry worked on web development and scaling technologies for companies like the Fox Interactive Media and shows like American Idol. He has also developed interactive consumer applications for TV shows/personalities like Suze Orman. Dmitry started coding before he could walk and now is an avid salsa dancer.

Ro Crowley - VP, Business Development

Ro joins the team with over twenty five years of sales, marketing and business development experience. Prior to joining SendUs, Ro was the Vice President of Sales for a leading brand in the digital imaging sector. Her consistent ability to drive sustainable results, along with exceptional leadership and a clear priority of customer centricity, Ro successfully led sales in this start up through a very competitive market landscape to becoming a leading, multi-million dollar award winning brand. Maintaining solid strategic business planning and developing outstanding customer relationships has led to her continued success throughout her career. Ro is centrally located in the beautiful “windy city” and when she is not working she is enjoys the lakefront, concerts, theatre, great literature and playtime with her very spoiled dog, Charlie.