An industry veteran with extensive investment and operational experience, Nina brings deep business expertise and hands-on management experience to a new generation of impactful entrepreneurial businesses. She currently serves on the boards of Agiliance, Connotate, Funambol, and NanoMedical Diagnostics.
Nina joined the venture community as a general partner of OneLiberty Ventures and then founded Castile Ventures. Under her leadership, Castile raised hundreds of millions of dollars in multiple funds and partnered with innovative and successful entrepreneurs to become a highly respected top ranking early stage Venture firm. Nina became the chairman, founding VC, lead director or investor in the portfolio companies that were ultimately acquired by Thermo Fisher (Ahura Scientific), Symantec/PGP (ChosenSecurity), EMC (Network Intelligence), NetScout (Quantiva), Belden (Trapeze Networks), Pace (Aurora Networks), VeriSign (GeoTrust), Vecna (VGo Communications), Fuze (Whaleback), C-Cor (Stargus), Logility (Optiant), EXFO (Brix). She also led Castile's investment in Sonus (NASDAQ: SONS).
During her operating career, Nina was president and CEO of venture-backed Netlink, acquired by Cabletron as one of the top three acquisitions of its year, successfully led Amnet to its acquisition, managed an international joint venture for Data General and Singapore Telecom and held executive marketing and engineering positions at BBN and Avanti Communications.
In 2010, Nina was recognized by AlwaysOn as one of the top VCs in the East, and in 2006 by Mass High Tech as an All Star in Finance. She is the Chairman Emeritus of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (formerly known as the Massachusetts Network Communications Council) and has served on the President’s Advisory Council at University of Rhode Island where she received her BS in Electrical Engineering. In 2007, URI honored Nina with the President's Distinguished Achievement Award.