Opportunity Green Business Conference 2011 Speakers
Nancy Pfund is a Managing Partner of DBL Investors. Ms. Pfund currently sponsors or sits on the board of directors of a number of private companies, including Primus Power, SolarCity, Solaria, Brightsource Energy and Pandora. Ms. Pfund also worked closely with exited portfolio company Tesla Motors.
Previously, Ms. Pfund was a Managing Director at JPMorgan. Ms. Pfund joined JPMorgan (then Hambrecht & Quist) in 1984 as a securities analyst and later joined its venture capital department as principal and then Managing Director in 1989. In addition to her private equity responsibilities, Ms. Pfund also built and directed H&Q’s external affairs and philanthropic programs from 1996 to 2001. In 1988, President Bush appointed Ms. Pfund as a charter member of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology. In 1999, Ms. Pfund was appointed by President Clinton to serve on the Congressional Web-Based Education Commission. Ms. Pfund is a member of the board of directors of the California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF), a not-for-profit fund mandated by the California PUC to invest in companies pursuing fossil-fuel alternatives, and is a founding officer and director of ABC2, a foundation aimed at accelerating a cure for brain cancer. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the UC Davis Center for Energy Efficiency and is a member of the Advisory Council of the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford. Prior to joining JPMorgan, Ms. Pfund worked at Intel Corporation, Stanford University, the State of California, and the Sierra Club. Ms. Pfund received her BA and MA in anthropology from Stanford University, and her MBA from the Yale School of Management. She lives in Berkeley, with her husband and their two children.