Chief of Staff
Nettie Reyes is Chief of Staff at Ulu Ventures. She helps drive interactions between entrepreneurs and investors and keeps the organization running smoothly. Nettie thrives on helping the underdog succeed. Ulu, by definition, is a space for underdogs. This means if you are an entrepreneur who walks into our space, she is rooting for you even before you’ve introduced yourself. Nettie’s superpower is bringing things to light. When things are not running smoothly, she springs into action to find a solution. Her zone of genius is designing extraordinary events, where programs come to life. Pro tip: If Ulu is dropping the ball on anything that needs attention, you know who to reach out to.
Previously, Nettie worked as Director of Operations for 10 years at Kauffman Fellows, a prestigious two year Fellowship in venture capital. There she managed domestic programs and orchestrated global venture capital summits in China, Brazil, Israel, Mexico, Ireland, Japan, London and Singapore. She also worked closely with Fellows to create engagement through various local and international events. Prior to Kauffman Fellows, Nettie was Executive Assistant at Onset Ventures to General Partner, Susan Mason. Nettie also worked as Executive Assistant and was later promoted to become a Quality Assurance Engineer at Gap Inc's web group, were she deployed and maintained test scripts for their online platforms.
On her free time, Nettie enjoys spending time with her husband, Vince, three kids, Jacquelyn, Robert, Jennifer and their granddaughter, Catherine. She also enjoys a good Suntory Hibiki Japanese Whiskey or Pinot Noir while listening to good music.
Nettie completed both her undergraduate and her MBA degrees at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, CA.