Linda Nelson is a recognized innovator with over 15 years of experience developing and building technology-based businesses, delivering fact based business analysis, and leading operational strategies for both small and large enterprises. Most recently she served as Market Development Advisor for International Business Machines; consulting as a trusted advisor with senior leadership across several IT services segments. Linda also founded and led NelsonCFO, a consulting company that worked with numerous early stage, tech-focused, venture capital backed companies in a variety of industries including medical device, Biotech, IT hardware and software services. Additionally, Ms. Nelson has served as an Adjunct Lecturer at Babson College, teaching entrepreneurship while exploring cutting-edge business models and technology with recognized industry and academic business-focused leaders. Ms. Nelson earned her Bachelor’s in Finance from University of Texas, Arlington and holds an MBA with a focus in Entrepreneurship from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts where she was the Price Babson Fellow for two years.