Nina Richardson

Nina Richardson

Nina Richardson has served on the audit committee of the board since 2015. She is also a managing director of Three Rivers Energy, an energy services company she co-founded in 2004. Nina served as the Chief Operating Officer at GoPro from 2013-2015. During her tenure as COO, Nina was responsible for engineering, operations, sales, sales operations, customer support, quality, human resources, IT and workplace services. She was instrumental in scaling leadership and processes at GoPro. In addition to delivering outstanding operating results, Nina was a key member of the executive team that drafted the S1 and took GoPro public in June of 2014.

Prior to GoPro, Nina provided operations expertise and interim operations management for a variety of companies including Tesla Motors, Touch Tunes Interactive Networks, Solaria, and UltraCell. She held a variety of executive positions at Flextronics, a global electronics manufacturing services provider, including Vice President of Worldwide Design for Imaging and Printing and Vice President of the Hewlett Packard global account which she grew from $500M to $1.8B over three years. She also held the role of VP and General Manager at Flextronics with P&L responsibility for a $1B+ operation and staff of over 2000 associates at electronics manufacturing plants based in California and Guadalajara, Mexico.

Nina began her career at Hughes Aircraft, Ground Systems Group in Fullerton, CA. Later, at Metcal, a metals technology company, she ran manufacturing operations, technical support and customer service. After Metcal, Nina was responsible for Engineering and Operations at lighting electronics start-up ELI, where as part of the executive management team, she raised more than $10M in venture funding and built and managed a staff of development engineers, technical support associates and operations personnel. She has led training seminars through Breakthrough International Group for corporations to increase their effectiveness, communication and partnerships. She mentors women leaders through Women Unlimited, has advised the charitable organization, We Care Solar, in operations and product launch activities and was previously on the Board of Directors of Family Supportive Housing in San Jose. Nina holds a B.S. in industrial engineering from Purdue University and an executive MBA from Pepperdine University.