COO at Plug and Play

Candace is one of the founders of Plug and Play’s themed innovation platforms and has grown the programs from zero to 130+ corporate partners. Her initiatives at Plug and Play include developing and running over a dozen themed accelerators worldwide, including the Internet of Things, Mobility, Brand & Retail, FinTech, Insurance, Startup Autobahn (in collaboration with Daimler in Stuttgart), and others.

Prior to Plug and Play, Candace worked in the financial services industry as a broker, mutual fund wholesaler, and loan counselor. She has previously held Series 7, 63, and 66 certifications for her roles at Charles Schwab and Old Mutual. Candace holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder.