As Managing Partner of Nidus Investment Partners L.P., Vicki brings both entrepreneurial and corporate executive management experience to this unique partnership that focuses on finding and investing in early technologies in the energy and agriculture sectors. After 15 years with DuPont and Monsanto, Vicki moved into the start-up community working as part of management teams in more than half a dozen companies. She joined the Nidus Center for Scientific Enterprise as CEO in 2008 where she helped nurture the companies in the Center while building the business case for and subsequently launching the Nidus Partnership. She participates on the boards of a variety of community organizations promoting science including Missouri Technology Corporation, the BioGenerator, St. Louis Science Center and the St. Louis Academy of Science. Vicki has a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M and an M.B.A. degree from Washington University in St. Louis.