About The Crowley Group

Over the past 39 years, the principals of The Crowley Group have developed technology, telecommunications and infrastructure ventures in the US, Europe and Latin America.

These businesses include:

  • Crowley Cellular, which by 1990 was the second largest privately-held mobile telephone company in the US.,
  • Conectel, one of the largest paging and wireless data communications companies in Latin America,
  • Crowley Data Poland, previously Central Europe’s largest fixed wireless broadband operator and
  • Salmon PCS, a multibillion-dollar joint venture with AT&T Wireless to build and operate wireless networks in 45 US markets.


Recently, The Crowley Group has developed and/or invested in new ventures in Financial Products (DXM) and an Artificial Intelligence technology that increases the efficiency of power plants, lowers costs and reduces greenhouse gas emissions (AI Energy Partners).

In connection with such entrepreneurial and investment activities, The Crowley Group has co-arranged approximately $4.5 billion in financing and partnered with companies and investors including: The Blackstone Group, AT&T Wireless, SAIC and Lucent Technologies.

Meet Our Team

GEORGE D. CROWLEY, JR.

FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN AND CEO

George D. Crowley Jr. is an American entrepreneur, with over 30 years of experience in the planning and successful development of technology and wireless businesses in the United States, Latin America and Central Europe. In connection with such activities, he has arranged approximately $4.5 billion in financing.

In emerging markets, George has formed start-ups in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Poland. George’s partners have included The Blackstone Group, AT&T Wireless, Lucent Technologies and SAIC.

George is an attorney with degrees from Georgetown University and Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. He formerly served on the boards of the Georgetown University Board of Regents, the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association and as a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization.

MARIO WANDERLEY

CFO/COO

Mr. Wanderley has a 20+ year career as a successful entrepreneur, operating executive and investment banker. He has worked across numerous industries, including: technology, telecommunications, petrochemicals, oil and gas, fertilizers, media, airlines, basic materials, and food retail. Mario has extensive domestic and international deal-making experience, with over $11 billion in transactions executed, including equity and debt financings, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

Mario has been a senior executive with The Crowley Group since 1999, having played a pivotal role in the start-up and growth of its businesses in the U.S., Europe and Latin America. He has negotiated and partnered with some of the world’s largest private equity firms, having acted as CFO for two Crowley companies backed by The Blackstone Group (Salmon PCS and Crowley Data Poland). He currently also serves as CFO/COO of CitizenGlobal/SendUs.

Mario was formerly an investment banker with J.P. Morgan & Co. in New York and Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he participated in the origination and execution of M&A and Capital Markets transactions. Mario received his MBA from the University of Virginia.

DR. ELIZABETH LINDSEY CROWLEY

HEAD, GLOBAL RELATIONS AND BOARD MEMBER

Dr. Elizabeth Lindsey Crowley is an entrepreneur, acclaimed cultural anthropologist and award-winning filmmaker.

The first Polynesian Explorer and female Fellow in the history of the National Geographic Society, Dr. Crowley has lectured at Oxford and Harvard Universities, Google and the United Nations. Her decades-long research on cultural mastery and indigenous wayfinding has significant application to business strategies.

Dr. Crowley‘s 20 years of experience, which includes established relationships with CEOs and senior government officials throughout the world, are a key element to her responsibilities for the Crowley Group.

DOUG SUTTON

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & CONSULTANT

Doug is a business growth expert, consultant, personal advisor and visionary that has worked with companies with annual revenues ranging from just a few hundred thousand to over $300 million, integrating proven models, business growth strategies and systems where clients have experienced increases in revenues ranging from 30% to well over 1,000%.

He is committed to creating an environmentally sustainable and socially conscious world by working directly with business leaders and entrepreneurs that share the same mission. He has worked closely with and been mentored by some of the top thought leaders and experts in personal development, business growth and sustainability.

In addition to being able to identify and integrate proven strategies to increase revenues and results, Doug is highly intuitive and works with individuals and organizations on a cultural and energetic level which he believes is a catalyst to create lasting transformation.

Former Partners

THE BLACKSTONE

GROUP

AT&T WIRELESS

SAIC

LUCENT

TECHNOLOGIES

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