Keith Crispen
Principal, TCG

Keith Crispen serves as the Principal of Consulting for The Crispen Group, Inc. (TCG).

Crispen's firm has connected startups and nonprofits to capital for nearly ten years. TCG was chosen by the Small Business Administration as an e200 Emerging Leader in small business operational excellence in 2013.

Crispen believes that most organizations and/or people need minor tweaks to reach their goals, and is always excited to create value and positively impact their trajectories.

Crispen has connected startups to over $19 million since 2009, and helped nonprofits connect to $6 million for community-based programming and place-based initiatives.

Crispen has been featured as a Guest Lecturer on Entrepreneurship for Blackstone Launchpad at Wayne State University, and hosts a podcast named Foundr Fuel that helps startups and nonprofits avoid common pitfalls while providing detailed guidance and action steps to help them reach their goals.

In addition to his work, Crispen has recently volunteered as Treasurer and President of Detroit Young Professionals and Director of Development for AIGA Detroit, and currently serves as Director of Community Development for Detroit Hives and Co-Chair of Black United Fund's Millennial Advisory Board.

Crispen holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from Wayne State University's Mike Ilitch School of Business, and a Master of Community (Economic) Development from the University of Detroit-Mercy's School of Architecture.

In his spare time, Crispen cooks for his family, reads nonfiction, and enjoys music.