Vice President & Investment Principal
Stacey takes an active role in Oklahoma’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by meeting with entrepreneurs and community partners to connect and expand i2E’s suite of services. She works with i2E portfolio and client companies to position them on the high-growth trajectory by leveraging her experience as an entrepreneur and educator. As a former startup founder, she shares lessons not only from her own companies, but also from the hundreds of companies she has worked with during her tenure at i2E. She is passionate about customer-focused company building and asking founders the hard questions.
Prior to her position with i2E, Stacey also served as a Manager of Programs and Outreach for the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University where she was exposed to a variety of lifestyle and technology startups as she consulted with and organized events for student entrepreneurs, women entrepreneurs and veteran entrepreneurs.
Stacey was co-founder and CEO of PristineCal, a start-up dedicated to producing ultra-pure calcium powder. In this role she pitched her company to venture capitalists both nationally and internationally and lead the management team from idea to exit. She also served as COO of iRecommend Software, a SaaS recommendation platform.
An avid promotor of Oklahoma startups, Stacey serves on the executive board of the Oklahoma Venture Advisory Council and is a 1 Million Cups community organizer. Additionally, Stacey is a regularly featured speaker with the U.S. Department of State and other organizations, traveling across Latin America delivering entrepreneurial workshops and consulting for both founders and investors.
A native Oklahoman, Stacey has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University and a Master’s Degree in Marketing and Management from the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Puebla, in Puebla Mexico. She is fluent in Spanish and is active in numerous community organizations.
Beyond her formal education, Carol has continued education in project management, financial modeling, bioscience business and biotechnology entrepreneurship, and venture deals as well as advanced training in building start-ups. Carol has published numerous peer-reviewed papers and sits on several advisory boards.