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Lindsey Nehls

After years as an executive in clean-tech, Lindsey realized  true passion is leadership coaching and organizational development. Lindsey loves to help individuals, teams, and organizations evolve and grow. She brings the perspective and understanding of what it is like to sit in the seat and be in the board room. Lindsey has successfully managed turnarounds increasing sales by 1000%, led $200 million business units, and delivered a billion dollars in enterprise sales. She has been through several acquisitions, helped sell two companies, and lead teams through all the change that comes with new ownership. Lindsey is a big believer in the power of culture and enjoys working with companies to develop a culture that enables their strategy.

Lindsey Nehls, Senior Vice President of Business Development at OpTerra

Areas of Expertise

  • Building and Scaling Organizations
  • Strategy Development and Business Alignment
  • Change Management & Turnarounds
  • Creating and Building Culture
  • Enterprise and Solution Sales Leadership
  • Leadership Coaching

Professional Background

Lindsey has extensive experience in enterprise sales leadership, strategy and management. Lindsey was an Executive at Chevron and more recently an officer at a clean-tech company in the Bay Area. She brings the perspective and understating of what it is like to sit in the seat. She has successfully managed turnarounds, lead $200 million business units and delivered a billion dollars in sales over a decade. Lindsey has been at the table and a key leader through several acquisitions. She has a deep appreciation for the power of culture and has helped created and implemented cultural shifts to enable business success.  She loves to help others learn and grow and will always be a student herself.


  • Harvard Business School (HBS) Executive Program, Boston, MA
  • B.A., Geography and Economics, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont


  • New Ventures West Coaching to Excellence
  • Center for Creative Leadership and Booth 360° Leadership assessments, DiSC, Negotiation Training
  • Revenue Storm Certification in Demand Creation, Capture, Coaching and Managing to Revenue
  • Effective Sales Management
  • Media Training and Presentation Training


Lindsey has presented and/or facilitated at several conferences including the San Francisco Business Times and The Milken Institute.