with SmartStart™ Score
"With Crucible, we're matching competency areas with suggested skill improvement exercises and rigorous training scenarios to test those improved skills." - Todd Patrick, USMC Veteran
The SmartStart™ Startup Cycle is a 3-step plan to succeed
Meet The Team
Founder & CEO
(Code Name: "Unicorn Whisperer")
Former Big Four consultant who helped negotiate $1.2 billion acquisition of enterprise search startup (Fast Search & Transfer) by Microsoft in 2008.
Developed scenario training methodology that enabled 20 startups from Columbia University’s Almaworks accelerator to obtain $4M of series funding. Technology columnist for Forbes Media and guest speaker on Bloomberg Radio. Tech startup mentor for the XPRIZE Foundation.
Chief Business Development Officer
(Code Name: "The Determinator")
A Startup Maven in mentoring startup founders to achieve operational efficiency, improve business processes, implement cost controls, and re-evaluate pricing models.
Manager of Tier 1 client portfolio earning $1MM of quarterly revenue. Master of deep dive planning sessions for new product releases and performance benchmarking.
(Code Name: "The Driller")
US Marine Veteran with experience in small business consulting, HR recruiting, supply chain logistics and PvP gaming simulations. Crafted the Crucible Scenario Testing platform based on Boot Camp combat training, Augmented Reality and proctored role playing.