Ms. Ada C. Nielsen is Managing Director of The PeregrineMaven Group. She created The PeregrineMaven Group to commercialize inventions, & improve profitability for new & established businesses, products & services. In addition, she is launching a consulting practice around sustaining the business/technical cultures of creating and protecting trade secrets. She has commercialized dozens of inventions & created new ventures in chemicals, materials & energy – as well as in other market areas. She has been successful working for major companies (such as Amoco, BP, Nalco Chemical Company & Chemical Waste Management) in business development, finance, sales & marketing – measured by commercial success & an improved bottom line. She leads the implementation of virtual chat rooms for Milwaukee Women (where she is also a member). She developed a very successful hands-on 2-day course for current&future directors and business executives for the Private Directors Association in 2019. She served as president of the Licensing Executives Society (USA& Canada) Inc. in 2010, as Wisconsin Chapter Chair for LES, and as president of the Commercial Development & Marketing Association. She served on the board of the Association for Corporate Growth Chicago for 7 years andwas named one of the Top 300 International IP Strategists for 7 years in a row (IAM Magazine). She earned an A.B. in chemistry from Wellesley College, an M.B.A. in finance & marketing from the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business, & studied theoretical physical chemistry in graduate programs at Carnegie-Mellon University, Tulane University & Dartmouth College. She is a Certified Licensing Professional.