“Adriana is a rainmaker! She’s extremely well connected, a savvy negotiator and understands what it takes to bring businesses together. We worked together to co-promote a newsletter for the nanobiotech sector and I’d be delighted to team up again.” Lynn Yoffee, Associate Publisher, National Health Information
“Adriana is a high energy, creative person who brings great leadership and organizational skills to every facet of her work. And, she is a fun person to work with!” David Birnbaum, Director, Hewlett Packard
“Adriana is a true visionary in the emerging field of nanotechnology. She has the ability to create an organization to address complex technological issues and make them understandable and approachable by all different stakeholders.” Larry Bock, Serial Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, and Philanthropist
“Adriana is a creative, high energy marketing professional, with innovative and forward thinking ideas. My experience with her is that she gets the job done, on-time and on-budget and with a healthy dose of fun on along the way. I love working with Adriana and would recommend her services to any company in need to marketing and branding strategies.” Jan Hunter, Consultant, Watson Wyatt Worldwide
“Excellent job you did in validating the Market for Plustream as part of our Marketing due diligence for potential investors. This was not easy given the parameters. The report you produced allowed us to assess our market potential and resulted in a significant change in strategy for the company.” Patrick Vallaeys, VP Sales & Marketing
“Adriana is a forward thinking person. She consistently looks for and actively pursues win-win opportunities in business, professional organizations and communities. It is a pleasure working with Adriana because she focuses and takes pride in delivering value and maintaining high standards in all her work. I look forward to working with her again in the future!” Molly Tanouye, San Diego Leadership Council – WITI, Women in Technology
“Adriana is a powerhouse with an extensive network of contacts in the nanotech and biotech world. I trust her to do what she promises while bringing all her talents to any project she engages in.” Brian Lundquist, CEO, 7th Wave, Inc. and Nanotechnology Now
“Adriana has been a tremendous supporter of the IEEE SFBA Nanotechnology Council. She is a visionary in the field, not only because she is an excellent speaker and communicator, but also she has shown her ability time and again to create organizations to solve complex technical issues.” Jack Berg, Chief Technologist, American Semiconductor
“I have been impressed with Adriana’s drive, intelligence and dedication to furthering the cause of businesses whose technologies are nano-based. She has and continues to make a difference for all concerned with ensuring a sound future for nanotechnology.” Michael A. Swit, Vice President, THE WEINBERG GROUP INC., a regulatory consultancy
“Probably the most talented woman I know. Adriana has the ability to transform ideas and visions into reality. She does this with panache, skill and determination. Always a team player, she constantly shows her gratitude to those lucky enough to work with her. A respectful, ethical and gracious individual, I would recommend her and the quality of work without hesitation.” Arabella Harrington, CEO, Defense Technology Analysts, Inc.
“Adriana is a high energy, friendly, dependable, entrepreneurial person who is very driven and tenacious at achieving results. She is a pleasure to work with and will do well at what ever she commits herself to doing in a range of environments. I am particularly impressed with her breadth of experience in marketing and organizing forums for various technologies.” Jitendra Singh, Distinguished Technologist, Hewlett Packard Co.
“I have known Adriana for several years since HP. She sets very high standards for herself and is a ‘make it happen’, ‘get it done’ kind of professional. She takes on the challenge and aggressively drives to success.” Feisal Mosleh, Product Line Manager, Hewlett Packard
“Adriana is energetic and articulate, with good organizational skills. She is able to recruit professionals with diverse skills and get them working as a team.” Robert Cogan, Partner, The Nath Law Group
“As creator of NanoTecNexus, Adriana Vela has been integral in bringing together entrepreneurs, scientists and venture capitalists interested in nanotechnology from across the globe. She is well networked in the life sciences and high-tech industries, not only in California, but internationally.” Katie Weeks, Reporter, San Diego Business Journal
“Adriana is a great promoter of innovative business. She has done a lot of work to help developing successful biotechnology and nanotechnology companies. Her bi-cultural background is a great asset to promote business in Latin America and Spanish speaking countries.” Carlos Duarte, CEO, CENI2T
“Adriana is a highly motivated, forward thinker – she is at the center of the nano community – and knows how to get things done.” Heidi Rataj, President, Medisode Media, Inc.
“Adriana has brought insight in to the potential R&D capabilities of the San Diego, California and Baja California, Mexico region. She is energetic and very professional.” Flavio Olivieri, US/Mexico Project Manager, SAIC
“Adriana is bright, energetic, and proactive. I continue to be impressed on how she can bring groups together that are synergistic and energizing.” Laurie Hill, Patent Associate, Morrison & Foerster LLP