CEO and Managing Director, IllinoisVENTURES
Nancy serves as the CEO and managing director of IllinoisVENTURES. With over 15 years of experience in the commercialization and entrepreneurial sector, Nancy leads the IllinoisVENTURES investment portfolio. She oversees over $75 million in assets under management. Nancy is responsible for overall fund operations including serving as the main point of contact for limited partner base and the investment management of leading portfolio companies. She promotes the development of new companies commercializing complex technologies by assisting the companies in obtaining venture capital funding, recruiting management talent and obtaining necessary business services. She serves on the boards of two Chicago based start-ups, Personify and Diagnostic Photonics. Nancy earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Loyola University, her MBA from Northwestern University, and a master’s in biotechnology from Northwestern.