As a Venture Advisor, Stacey works with i2E portfolio and client companies to position them on the high growth trajectory by leveraging her experience as an entrepreneur and educator. Stacey is also responsible for managing i2E’s Business Accelerator in Tulsa. Stacey came to i2E from Oklahoma State University and the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla in Puebla, Mexico where she was International Liaison and U.S. Program Coordinator. In that position, Stacey was responsible for expansion of the internationally recognized dual degree programs and coordinating student and faculty immersion programs in both the US and Mexico.
Prior to her position with UPAEP, 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 start-ups 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. Stacey serves as the instructor of the Business Development Academy for Hispanics at Autry Technology Center in Enid.
Stacey has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University, a Master’s Degree in Marketing and Management from the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Puebla, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Public Relations with a minor in Spanish from Oklahoma State University. She is fluent in Spanish and is active in numerous community organizations. She enjoys traveling anywhere, but Mexico will always be at the top of her list.