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Leadership

Axelerate's Leadership

Nancy Heen

Founder | CEO

Nancy is a seasoned executive with more than 25 years of experience leading complex projects and large, technical teams. Prior to founding Axelerate, she spent 17 years in the aerospace industry, spearheading the building and turnaround of more than ten high-performance teams.

A natural leader, Nancy has a proven ability to design and implement successful business strategies. She masterminded a process to improve the efficiency of testing for commercial airplanes and components while working in aerospace. At Axelerate, she has successfully grown the company year-after-year since its inception.

Nancy takes great pride in giving back to the community and has recently served as a consultant to a local non-profit startup targeted at helping single mothers—developing the organization’s first strategic plan, full-scale program budget, and plan for a pilot program. Most recently, Nancy had has lead Axelerate's partnership with "Work of Honor." A group committed to Veterans in the workplace. Nancy holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Penn State University.

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Amy Bray

Vice President of Client Services

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As Vice President of Client Services Amy will help you find solutions to your business needs at Axelerate. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with over 20 years’ experience in the high-tech industry.

Amy’s background makes her particularly adept at pairing resources with projects. She is an expert in anticipating client needs and finding the most efficient solution. For the past decade, she not only manages staff but is also responsible for keeping clients and retaining new ones, negotiating contracts and working with community and civic leaders in both the public and private sectors.

She is an excellent role model for young women with her ability to balance her family and work and still make time for her volunteer work with various nonprofit entities such as Hopelink.

"I would like to speak with Nancy or Amy directly - I'm ready to formulate a plan to tackle my resourcing challenges."
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