A panel of technology experts, including Catherine Casserly, CEO of Creative Commons, discuss the keys to effective partnerships.
William A. Brindley
William A. Brindley serves as NetHope's CEO and executive director. His career spans more than 30 years with international and domestic executive management positions in start-up, turnaround, and established business and nonprofit organizations. Having held such positions as CEO, COO, and CIO with financial services, entertainment, and high technology corporations, as well as grass-roots educational associations and not-for-profit organizations, Brindley brings to the table a wide array of knowledge of best practices in management and structural organization.
A significant portion of Brindleyâ€™s career was as a senior executive with Citigroup where he led various parts of The Citibank Private Bank. Before joining Citibank, he served for four years as a chief deputy to Citigroupâ€™s corporate technology officer, overseeing information and communications technology in more than 100 countries. He holds several graduate degrees, including a doctorate in organizational change, as well as various other certifications.
Catherine M. Casserly is CEO of Creative Commons. Cathy's career is dedicated to openness, and particularly to leveraging possibilities at the boundaries of formal and informal learning to equalize educational opportunity. She has been a long-time advocate of open educational resources (OER). As the Director of the OER Initiative at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation she managed investments totaling more than $100 million to harness the efficiency and effectiveness of knowledge sharing worldwide.
At the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Cathy spearheaded work in the areas of transparency and technology as a Senior Partner and the Vice President of Innovation and Open Networks. With the extended Carnegie team she launched a continuous performance improvement system to create alternative mathematics pathways for community college students.
Cathy has been instrumental in supporting many young organizations and currently sits on the Startl board, the Peer-2-Peer University board and serves on the advisory committee for MIT OpenCourseWare and the University of the People. She earned her Ph.D. in the economics of education from Stanford University and a B.A. in mathematics from Boston College.
Ricardo Michel is the Deputy Director of the Office of Innovation & Development Alliances with USAID.
Catherine Casserly, CEO of Creative Commons, stresses the importance of developing trust in social venture partnerships. "While we're all anxious to solve the problems yesterday, we have to spend a little bit of time community-building to make it really happen."