Nancy Pierce is president of KELD LLC.
She joined the Cellport Board of Directors in 2008.
As president of KELD LLC
, a family foundation with more than $50 million under management, Nancy's roles include investment management and corporate development consulting.
Prior to joining KELD, Nancy was co-founder of Carrier Access Corporation, where she was director, chief financial officer, treasurer, and corporate development officer.
As chief financial officer, she obtained and closed two venture-backed financings totaling more than $16 million.
raised more than $200 million by directing the company's IPO in 1998, a secondary offering in 2002 and the sale of the company to Turin Networks in 2008.
As corporate development officer, Nancy led all of Carrier's legal transactions, determined the company's strategic direction and spearheaded strategic partnerships, company acquisitions and mergers while growing sales and developing OEM and distribution partnerships.
She completed multiple asset purchases and mergers and managed business development, investor relations, legal affairs, and facilities for the company.
Prior to co-founding Carrier Access, Nancy held senior positions at IBM and ROLM Corporation in Silicon Valley.
has received the Esprit Entrepreneur of the Year award, the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Technology from Ernst and Young
, and was noted as one of the top 50 women in technology in the U.S.
Nancy has a B.S. degree in communications from Colorado State University, a M.B.A. from California State University, Chico, and an honorary doctorate in commercial science from St. Thomas Aquinas College.
She serves on the board of Carrier Access Corporation.