What attracted you to Nonprofit HR?
I was attracted to Nonprofit HR because of its ability to assist social impact organizations in moving to a level where they are ensuring programmatic success by taking care of the people that are fulfilling the mission.
What’s your favorite aspect of talent management?
My favorite aspect of talent management is helping organizations build strong teams internally.
What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?
I’m working on developing new work flows for integrating business development practices within the firm.
“I was attracted to Nonprofit HR because of its ability to assist social impact organizations in moving to a level where they are ensuring programmatic success by taking care of the people that are fulfilling the mission.”
Have you had any personal or professional celebrations this year?
I married my lovely bride in June of this year and also found out my oldest son and my daughter-in-law are having their first child.
Which two people would you like to have brunch with and why?
Bruce Springsteen would be the first and the why is because I want to know how he managed to keep his career and writing music so consistent while also living life and managing depression. The second would probably Barack Obama so that I could really understand the pressures he felt being the lightning rod for change in this country.
What was your favorite thing to do as a kid?
Playing baseball either in a league or with my friends.
What is a fun fact about you?
I love camping and boating.
What’s your favorite quote?
It is a long quote that comes from a Teddy Roosevelt speech: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
As the Director of Business Development for the West Coast, Antonio (Tony) Cruz assists Nonprofit HR in developing new client business while also supporting existing client accounts and engaging in activities that generate revenue for the firm. Working closely with subject matter experts, Tony collaborates with business leaders to establish and maintain the firm’s superior customer service and client-centered approach, with a focus on further developing client relationships in the San Francisco Bay and Los Angeles metro areas. See full bio of Antonio Cruz