Nancy Godinho Everett

General Counsel, Chief Talent Officer, and Interim COO

I provide legal advice at all levels of the organization, facilitating transactions and improving transactional processes, advising Root Capital leadership, overseeing enterprise risk, improving internal structures for legal compliance, and serving as a key resource in the development of new business initiatives. I’m also responsible for overseeing Root Capital’s global HR function for staff in twelve countries and for creating and implementing a comprehensive talent management strategy focused on future growth.

Prior to joining the Root Capital team, I practiced as a finance and restructuring lawyer for 10 years at Winston & Strawn LLP and McGuireWoods LLP, both in Chicago. I hold a B.A. in Portuguese and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a J.D. from the University of Chicago.