Francis Cruz

marketing and Product Manager in New York

Francis Cruz

marketing and Product Manager in New York


B2B Sales at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Market/Product Fit Freelancer


Director of Marketing and Business Development at ExcelNow!

Partner at Glory Creative Group

Contractor at SXSWi, SXSW Music

Investor at Set Me Up

Francis studied Political Science, Russian, and Marketing at the University of Texas. After graduation, he moved to Boston and began his career in marketing and product development. In 2013 he relocated to Atlanta to build marketing for a dating software application before returning to New York for a number of projects focusing on product and market fit/traction. Since then he has helped countless startups identify and reach their target markets, volunteered with Harvard Business School as a mentor in Product Management, and returns frequently to Austin to Contract with SXSW B2C team.

Currently living on the coastal Northeast United States, he speaks frequently in discussions at campuses and hackathons from Portland to Philadelphia on urban mobility and sustainability and education when he is not cycling or preparing traditional Spanish fare.

  • Work
    • Freelancing, ExcelNow!, GCG,
  • Education
    • University of Texas at Austin