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Jill Nguyen

Jill Nguyen is an investor following previous leadership roles in technology and energy.   Jill began her career as a software engineer and moved on to the energy industry, where she spent years in business development and general management. Prior to retiring from formal employment in 2008, Jill was the Managing Director of BP Marine, leading an international team that marketed petroleum products to global shipping companies.  (Annual revenues $1+ billion.)  While at BP, she negotiated oil and gas contracts in multiple countries, led team members to develop new initiatives, and helped to set up new businesses in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.  She has lived and worked in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Jill's investment interests are primarily in technology, energy and real estate.  She has been active in real estate for over 20 years as investor and manager of residential and commercial properties. Jill is a member of the Board of Directors of the Stanford Alumni Club of San Francisco.  She also serves on the Boards of Directors of Gateway to College National Network, an organization that assists disadvantaged youth to achieve meaningful education and work experience towards viable careers; and VNHelp, a non-profit that fights extreme poverty in Vietnam. Jill holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford University.  She is a mentor and coach to entrepreneurs and young leaders in the Bay Area.