Nancy Hayes

Principal, NKH Group

After success as a senior executive in a Fortune 5 corporation, CEO of two non-profit organizations, dean of a large college of business and CFO of a state university, I became an entrepreneur, co-founding a crowdfunding site. I am a consultant on leadership and organizational effectiveness issues. I am an active angel investor and enjoy mentoring entrepreneurs and small business owners.

I left the IBM Corporation as a senior executive after 20 years of diverse positions of increasing responsibility in order to bring my leadership and management skills and experience to the nonprofit social services sector. I became CEO of the STARBRIGHT Foundation an innovative nonprofit chaired by Steven Spielberg and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf which developed technology and media-based products for seriously ill children. Later, I was CEO/President of WISE Senior Services, a nonprofit tackling the issues of isolated low income seniors as well as fighting elder abuse and financial fraud against the elderly.

I served as dean of the College of Business at San Francisco State University and then was CFO and Vice President of SF State.

In 2013, I co-founded MoolaHoop,which offered a unique rewards-based crowdfunding solution to help women-owned small businesses raise funds.

I have been an active angel investor since 2014 and am a member of Golden Seeds, an angel investment group focused on women leaders.

I serve as a management consultant to corporations, nonprofit organizations and academic institutions.

I meet with entrepreneurs and provide advice, connecting them to resources and making introductions.