Lisa Nelson Joins Astra Board of Directors
Technology and finance leader appointed to Audit Committee
Nelson is an accomplished finance and business development executive with 25 years of experience in the software, technology and financial services industries. She has a unique breadth and depth of experience as both a strategic and operational leader. Through this, she has developed valuable perspectives on matters critical to boards including digital transformation, business growth strategy and risk management. Lisa is a certified public accountant licensed in the state of
"Lisa’s experience as a technology, financial and operational leader provides valuable perspective to Astra in our next phase as a public company," said
Specifically, Nelson’s experience spans companies of all sizes - from early-stage, high-growth startups to mature, multi-national corporations. She is well known for her entrepreneurial and strategic leadership, ability to successfully manage risks in complex environments and her ability to lead through growth and change. Some of her key professional achievements include influencing Microsoft’s innovation agenda by co-founding its first venture fund, M12, helping companies execute their inorganic growth strategies by supporting several multi-billion dollar global M&A transactions, digitally transforming the finance organizations of multiple Global 500 companies, and supporting one of the most iconic business model transformations with the movement to the cloud in the software industry.
"Spacetech will enable the next trillion-dollar economy," said Nelson. "I'm thrilled to partner with Astra's world-class board and management team to pioneer the next frontier of innovation and economic growth."
Nelson holds a B.A. degree in business administration from the
Astra’s mission is to improve life on Earth from space by creating a healthier and more connected planet. Astra’s first flight to space was within 4 years of its inception, making it the fastest company to reach space. Visit www.astra.com to learn more about Astra.
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