Nancy Saucier has over 20 years of experience working with high growth technology companies and the venture capital and angel investment communities. She has extensive knowledge of start-up activity and strategy, venture capital, community and alliance development, and organization operations management.
Nancy currently serves as Director of UMass Lowell New Venture Initiative and is responsible for all new venture and entrepreneurial programs focused on faculty, graduate student and post-doctoral staff innovation. She also is the managing director of the University’s investment fund, the River Hawk Fund, and oversees day-to-day cultivation of technology teams driving to commercialization. In addition she serves as an Advisor for InVitroMetrix, a real-time, quantitative in vivo data provider for late stage drug discovery and the Launch in Lowell program.
Nancy also has served as Executive Director at the New England Venture Capital Association. In this role Nancy initiated entrepreneur focused projects, raised the profile of the association, as well as grew and stabilized the organization during a period of industry decline. Her other client work included a variety of marketing services, strategic planning, LP Communications, media relations, public outreach programs, brand definition, internal and external event planning, and external communications.
While at the National Venture Capital Association, she served the venture community in several positions. As the Director of Northeast Operations, she was the primary interface between the association and the venture community in New England, New York and the Mid-Atlantic. Prior to Northeast Operations, Nancy established and directed the NVCA Medical Industry Group providing life science policy advocacy specifically focused on FDA, CMS, and NIH as well as opportunities to explore industry trends and syndicate deals.
She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate with honors of Syracuse University.