Nancy Sullivan

Nancy Sullivan

CEO and Senior Managing Director

Nancy Sullivan serves as the CEO and Managing Director of IllinoisVENTURES, LLC and the Interim Executive Director of the Office of Technology Management at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  With over 10 years of experience in the commercialization and entrepreneurial sector, Nancy leads the IllinoisVENTURES, LLC economic development and seed stage investment portfolio.  

Nancy promotes the development of new companies commercializing university technologies by assisting the companies in obtaining seed and venture capital funding, recruiting management talent and obtaining necessary business services.  She serves as a valuable link to regional and national venture capital and angel networks to enhance Illinois company formation.

Prior to joining the IllinoisVENTURES, LLC, Nancy was the Director of the Office of Technology Management at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Senior Director of Business Development for KeraCure, an early-stage biotechnology company.  Previously, Nancy was a Director at Northwestern University focused on the creation and commercialization of technologies emanating from the Northwestern.

Nancy earned her MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and a Master's in Biotechnology, also from Northwestern.  She earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Loyola University.