Nelda J. Connors is the Founder and CEO of Pine Grove Holdings, LLC (PGH), a privately-held investment firm. PGH provides advisory services to the private equity and investment banking sectors, and invests in small and lower middle market companies. Since founding PGH in August 2011, Ms. Connors has overseen transactions representing over $300 million in enterprise value.

Her recognized expertise and sought-after strategic counsel currently place her on the public Board of Directors of Boston Scientific, Delphi Technologies, Echo Global Logistics and EnerSys. Ms. Connors recently attained status as a National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow.   She also serves as an advisor on privately-held companies: Cardinal Metal Finishing, Southworth International and Vibracoustic.

Ms. Connors was formerly a public independent director for Blount International, Inc., CLARCOR Inc., and Vesuvius plc and had the unique experience of a directorship with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago during the global economic downturn as well as serving as an independent consultant to the Department of Justice’s Takata Corporation airbag investigation.

Ms. Connors has a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering as well as post-graduate studies in International Finance and Economics.  She has lived and worked in Japan, Germany and China.