Richard Kraniak  

Senior Vice President

Richard (Rick) Kraniak is internationally recognized as an investor and business builder, with great instincts for commercially innovative and viable businesses, and for a long track record of growing successful companies. His entrepreneurial background includes launching businesses in the media and entertainment, health, software, internet, and technology verticals. His history in the entertainment industry informs his unique approach to strategy and creating value with diverse enterprises, ranging from startup ventures and mature public companies, to supporting social cause related organizations, and charitable non-profits.

Previously Mr. Kraniak served as Principal and Chief Strategy Officer for buzzcast.com, and focused on strategic business development in the emerging world of social search optimization and RSS broadcast.  Prior to buzzcast.com, Mr. Kraniak served as Senior Advisor of the of US division of private equity firm Beringea.  At Wavefront, Mr. Kraniak led business development with a focus on the environmental vertical, securing board members, developing Fortune 500 strategy for sales, and the proper positioning of IP.