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Nicole Russo

President & CEO
Microboard Processing, Inc.

Nicole Russo is a proven senior operating executive and owner of a leading edge, high tech Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) firm, Microboard Processing, Inc. Nicole she uses her seasoned business experience and strategic goal setting skills to execute complex manufacturing challenges in the Medical, Defense/Aerospace, Industrial, Commercial and Telecomm sectors. Nicole's innate ability to anticipate, innovate and implement the most advanced operational strategies in a hands-on style includes managing dynamic, cross functional teams throughout the business, resulting in a globally recognized firm sought after by several branches of U.S. Military and Fortune 500 Companies. Nicole's high energy, sound business judgement and team player approach creates long term, meaningful relationships with all stakeholders, resulting in a high caliber professional and personal network. She often participates in keynote speaking engagements to highlight advanced manufacturing technologies, such as beta testing the most advanced equipment and software suites, resulting in recognition as Connecticut's Women of Innovation in 2015. Nicole is a former Vice President at GE Capital where her knowledge of capital structures and credit markets, coupled with her in-depth operational management skills, successfully guided a portfolio of diverse clients through various business cycles. Nicole is also actively involved in global humanitarian projects.

Career Highlights:

  • President/CEO Microboard Processing, Inc. (Microboard), Managing including Finance/Accounting, Proposals, Customer Engagements, Supply Chain, Operations, Engineering, Quality, Human Resources,
  • 25+ Years' Experience in Leading-Edge Electronic Manufacturing Services, Executing Technically Complex, Life-Saving Programs, Often Unattainable by Competitors
  • GE Capital, Managed $250MM Distressed Debt/Equity Portfolio: Global Entities & Start-Ups such as Enron, Gogo (Aircell)

Current Board and Directorship Roles:
Ultra Pure: Largest U.S. Based Bulk Alcohol Supplier for Various Industries
WP Ventures (Subsidiary of The Workplace): Staffing Agency and Grant Research, Writing Business Solutions

Education:
D'Amore-McKim School of Business Northeastern University, M.B.A., 2000
Salve Regina University, B.S. (Cum Laude}, 1996 Alumni Achievement Award 2011
Yale School of Management: Women on Boards, 2018
Harvard Business School Executive Education: Strategic IQ -Creating Smarter Corps, 2017
New York University Executive Education: Breakthrough Strategic Thinking, 2016