Cindy Swensen

Cindy Swensen

Senior Consultant


Cindy Swensen has helped build thriving businesses for more than 25 years. As an executive coach and strategist, she provides senior teams and executives with skills and understanding that enable them to determine where they want to go, create a strategy for getting there, and ultimately fulfill their potential to lead. She brings to her work a wealth of experience in the media and financial industries, as well as deep insight into the barriers that prevent groups and individuals from achieving their goals.

Clients appreciate her balanced, results-oriented approach, and have included executives from Adelphia, AxoGen, Bell Canada, Citigroup, CanWest Media, Cablevision, Comcast, Comedy Central, GE Corp, Gramercy, Hudson Realty Capital, Ketchum, Moody’s, Millbrook, MTV Networks, National Geographic, Pepper Hamilton, Proskauer Rose, Rainbow Media, Shelter Corporation, truTV, and Wells Fargo.

Before beginning her work with Proteus, Cindy held senior-level positions in commercial and investment banking, television, and new media technology. In each industry, she was recognized for her skill, foresight, and drive, and her ability to guide CEOs and senior teams in shaping their organization’s future.

  • As Vice President/Director of Syndications for Barclays, she underwrote and syndicated transactions in excess of $10 billion, catapulting that firm’s project finance group to #1 globally.
  • At Walt Disney, as the Director of National Accounts, Cindy led a 500% increase in the distribution of The Disney Channel among her client base by moving Disney to basic cable and helped launch Toon Disney.
  • As Senior Vice President of Business Development at high-tech start-up LiveWave, she helped the firm finance, distribute, and market their revolutionary robotic camera technology.

Cindy is a former member of the New York board of Women in Cable Telecommunications and a former member of the advisory board for American Women in Radio and Television.

Contact info

  • 212.830.9870