Bonnie brings over 30 years of marketing experience, business strategy and processes, strategic planning and analysis, branding and public relations within the media in the financial industry as a Senior Advisor at The Terra Fund. She is responsible for forming and overseeing Terra’s social impact goals, monitors and advises on corporate governance, strategic direction, financial performance and also advises on operational risk for our long–term growth. Furthermore, Bonnie provides intellectual leadership and is the primary liaison with Terra’s board and management to support partnership internally within the team and externally with our service providers to strengthen our progress and expansion.
Bonnie is a “Super Connector” in her unique role of consulting to both startups and institutional organizations supporting them with their strategies, presentation materials and websites or talking points, and making introductions to the appropriate people across multiple industries and countries. She has significant experience as a writer and marketing garnered in various capacities, including serving as a copywriter at Bloomingdale’s for several years and then moved on to Showtime as a staff writer, where she played a critical role in their goal to make a mark across the cultural landscape with one of the most successful programming lineups in television.
Bonnie then made a power move to another media giant, where at BMG she led as a writer and a producer for some of the media’s most exclusive business and marketing related content in supporting BMG with their long–term growth. She then served as a marketing consultant for Time Inc., where she helped propel the company into solidifying their position as a leader in creating content across multiple media platforms and life stages in key consumer interest areas, including celebrity, lifestyle, news and sports.
To fulfill her long–held desire for starting her own company, Bonnie founded Five Point Networks, a software development company, where they developed Xykast, a two–way video communication platform supporting multiple simultaneous users. Not the one to rest on her oars, and with a passion to directly impact the technology and start–up business space, Bonnie founded AlleyWatch, an online publication covering New York based technology companies and StartupOneStop, a community of start–ups, by start–ups, for start–ups, where Bonnie is also Editor–In–Chief.
Bonnie is also a mentor and volunteer at DreamIt Accelerator, a venture fund and growth–focused accelerator for urban–tech, secure–tech and health–tech startups, where the fund invests in start–ups with demonstrable traction and are ready to scale, where she supports start–ups in various capacities, including initiating innovative ideas, raise additional capital, expansion and their long–term goals and further provides start–ups with direct access to enterprise customers, investors, advisors and thought leaders.