About Us

Calandra Cruickshank, President & CEO

StateBook

Calandra Cruickshank is founder and CEO of StateBook International®, the first nationwide online marketplace for economic development and corporate site selection headquartered in NY. Calandra specializes in designing and implementing creative campaigns using sustainable and socially responsible programs and strategic alliances between for-profit and non-profit companies and government agencies. She has created and consulted for internet and mobile companies for the past 10 years.

Calandra previously co-founded and served as president and on the board of directors for CommonKindness.com, an online coupon hosting platform that benefits nonprofits while saving consumers money and driving traffic and sales to brands and retailers. Calandra also co-founded and served as senior vice president for Good Deed Foundation, a national branding and licensing company that leveraged existing supermarket products to support non-profit organizations benefitting climate change and women and families in poverty.

Calandra is a member of the International Economic Development Council, the University Economic Development Association, and Council of Development Finance Agencies.

Calandra graduated with a BS in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She now splits her time between Manhattan and the Catskill Mountains in NY.

calandra@statebook.com    +1 845-853-3760

Eric Savage, Chief Technology Officer

StateBook

Eric Savage is chief technology officer of StateBook International®, responsible for the technical direction and development of the StateBook platform. Eric has spent over 20 years creating database search engines and business analytics platforms, helping many Fortune 1000 companies create high performing and intuitive solutions. Eric has focused extensively on deploying "very large databases" requiring both flexible search and instantaneous access, and has been a pioneer developing alternative database technologies.

After many years living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Eric now lives with his family in beautiful Boulder, Colorado.

Jeff Beliveau, Vice-President

StateBook

Jeff Beliveau is vice-president of StateBook International® with primary responsibility for data and analytics including sourcing, quality assurance and modeling.

An economist and expert in primary research, Jeff has worked for several media companies. He has spent the past two decades helping launch start-ups and digital media divisions of traditional media companies. Jeff has a knack for turning difficult concepts into easy-to-understand language.

Jeff holds a patent for "Secure Coupon Distribution". He has been quoted in numerous publications and has been interviewed on a variety of local television news programs.

Jeff earned his Master's degree in Economics from Binghamton University and his BA in Economics from Marist College.

Dana Valdez, Director of Operations

StateBook

Dana is vice-president, director of operations of StateBook International®.

She previously served as a program director for The Children’s Foundation of Astor, with a focus on securing funding for and communicating the work of Astor Services for Children & Families. Prior to that, Dana served as Director of Operations for CommonKindness.com, an online coupon hosting platform that benefits nonprofits while saving consumers money and driving traffic and sales to brands and retailers.

Dana originally comes out of the advertising industry, and has worked as an account executive for several agencies in New York and Washington, D.C. Dana graduated with a BS in Business Administration from the University of Vermont and lives in Simsbury, CT.

dana@statebook.com    +1 845-383-1991

Aidan Cruickshank, Account Management

StateBook

Aidan Cruickshank is an Account Manager for StateBook International®. He serves as a primary resource for helping our economic development organization members to fully utilize StateBook's capabilities. Aidan specializes in consultative problem solving and in helping to ensure the optimal customer experience. He has operated in consultative sales roles for the past five years, previously with ZAAZ.

Aidan graduated from the University of Vermont in the Spring of 2015 with a degree in Global Studies, focused specifically on the economics of globalization, evolving trends in international development and the technology behind globalization. He also minored in Spanish and is proficient in Portuguese.

Advisory Board

Raj Bhatti

Chief Information Officer
Newmark Knight Frank

StateBook

Gene DePrez

Managing Partner
Global Innovation Partners

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Jeff Hendren

Managing Director
Caliber Corporate Advisers & The Financial Revolutionist

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Martha O'Mara PhD

Principal, Place Strategy Partners, LLC
Place Strategy Partners

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Craig Robinson

Global Head of Powered by We
WeWork

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Brad Thomas

Economic Development Manager
East Kentucky Power Cooperative

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