About Nicole Kelly
In her role as Community Director, Nicole leads marketing, communications and collaboration at OMERS Ventures. Nicole aims to raise the profile of the firm, partners, portfolio and team as a member of the Acceleration Team. In this function, Nicole provides strategic guidance to startups and lends support around significant milestones including new funding, team hires and product launches. Nicole also manages the OMERS brand, engagements in the startup ecosystem and fosters connections among OMERS Ventures’ strategic investors and partners.
Nicole has over seven years’ experience in community development and brand awareness with a strong emphasis on digital platforms. Prior to joining OMERS Ventures, Nicole lead digital marketing for various B2B publications and events with the goal of connecting innovative and entrepreneurial teams in business. Previously, Nicole was on the marketing team within a Toronto-based investment boutique where she developed communication programs to support the investment management strategies for both institutional and private wealth investors.
Nicole graduated from Seneca College with a diploma in Digital Media Arts. Nicole is studying part-time to obtain her bachelor’s degree in English at York University, and also has a certificate in Critical Communications from Schulich School of Business.
Nicole also serves on the Fundraising Committee of the OMERS Foundation and the Executive Committee for the Baycrest Foundation’s annual Pro-Am for Alzheimer’s.