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The Principal

skip summit PROFILE
Quentin Lockwood III "Skip"

Career Highlights:


  • 20 years of building and managing effective and efficient nonprofit

  • 5 years managing a for-profit company

  • 6 years as an independent political consultant

  • Transformed a nearly bankrupt cancer nonprofit into an award-winning, multi-million dollar, best-in-class organization

  • Provided 100,000 men with free, male-centric healthcare through a
 novel multi-year, for-profit/nonprofit partnership worth more than
 $15 million

  • Improved cancer organization’s Charity Navigator standing from 2
 stars to 4 stars

  • Secured more than $100 million a year from the federal
 government for prostate cancer-specific research

  • ZERO named by The Nonprofit Times as one of the best nonprofit's to work for

Notable Positions:

2 years    Chairman of the Board       ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer

4 years    Board Member                     ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer

6 years    President & CEO                   ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer

4 years    Chief Operating Officer       ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer

Top 10 Skills: 

1.    Dynamic Leadership

2.    Organizational Navigation

3.    Strategic Planning

4.    Championship-Caliber Team Building

5.    Program Architect and Data-driven Performance Assessment

6.    Fundraising & Development

7.    Coalition Development & Management

8.    Partnership Development

9.    Financial Management

10.    Government Relations


Early Career:

Before working at ZERO, Skip constructed and maintained exceptionally diverse coalitions  (Digital Future Coalition, 4Cite and Databasedata)  comprised of companies, academic institutions, trade associations and consumer groups. These coalitions were created to address the diverse challenges of the digital frontier. Industry pillars, at the time, such as Sun Microsystems, AT&T, and Yahoo! worked closely with the American Library Association, Electronic Frontiers Foundation and Computer and Communications Industry Association on complex issues related to shrink-wrap software licensing, data ownership, and ratification of the World Intellectual Property Organization treaties. In consultation with nationally prominent intellectual property experts, Skip testified before Congress, addressed the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and served as the coalition representative before multiple state legislatures. He regularly appeared in Forbes Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Wired and many other online and traditional media outlets.





Skip has an MA in American Government from the Johns Hopkins University and a BA in  Oxbridge Institutions and Policies from William Jewell College. He also undertook honors studies at Homerton College, Cambridge University.

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