Shanna joined NEA in 2014, and is currently a Director of Portfolio Services. She focuses on business development support for NEA’s portfolio, in addition to broad portfolio services initiatives including onboarding, PR, and portfolio-focused events. Shanna acts as a resource to companies developing programs and events to fuel growth and build corporate relationships.
Shanna has supported technology companies for the last 15 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.