Shanna joined NEA as Portfolio Services manager in 2014. She focuses on communication, marketing and business development support for NEA’s portfolio. This includes supporting the PR needs of early stage companies, acting as a resource to later stage companies and developing programs and events for portfolio companies of all levels of growth to help them build their business.
Shanna has supported technology companies for the last 13 years – spending eight years at some of the leading PR agencies on the West Coast. She has worked across all industries, from emerging technology to consumer to Fortune 500 tech. Following her term on the agency side, Shanna moved in-house at Shutterfly, and then Tesla Motors, where she launched Model S, the Supercharger network, and supported the company’s store rollout.
Shanna moved to the Bay Area from Canada in 2004. She attended Algonquin College for Public Relations in Ottawa, Ontario following a short career as a veterinary technician specializing in intensive and critical care.