I am grateful that I’ve had the opportunity to work with many talented colleagues and friends over the years. Every project is a collaboration, and I’ve been fortunate to encounter many insightful collaborators. I appreciate that some have taken the time to share their thoughts about our experiences working together.
“Cyna is awesome. She turns contracts around fast, quickly picks up on complex technical Web issues, balances legal risk with business needs adeptly, makes astute business observations, and sees connections between projects she works on from different groups that have helped the business as a whole.”Bianca Janosevic
“It’s so hard to launch a startup within the confines of an old-school company, nevermind a legacy media company. Cyna has turned the Innovation Lab into an entity known throughout the tech and media spheres in New York City and beyond. Cyna is a force to be reckoned with, and someone who can bring huge value, with a keen eye for the legalities of a situation, an understanding of the importance of storytelling, and the ability for quick thinking so vital in the business world (startup and legacy) today.”Amy Vernon
“I met Cyna at a New York Tech dinner, and fortunately, we’ve had the opportunity to stay in touch. Cyna offers truly fantastic advice – from specifics like how to best handle agreements with beta customers to broader ideas around long-term growth. She has a unique perspective on innovation at both larger organizations and early start-ups. Indeed, her expertise is particularly applicable as many corporations are trying to implement ‘entrepreneurship’ efforts that emulate the success of Daily News’ Innovation Lab.”Elise Runde Voss
“We invited Cyna to share what it’s like being an entrepreneur at NY Daily News. She shared her successes and challenges in an open, authentic and inviting way, taking the audience with her on this special journey. No unnecessary bells and whistles, but an honest and real story. It was great having her on stage!”Hans Balmaekers
“I was a member of the Innovation Lab that Cyna founded at the Daily News. It’s remarkable what she’s done with the Lab in such a short time. She is a true expert in entrepreneurship”Dave Park