President, chief executive officer and co-founder of ViaWest, Inc., a leading provider of Hybrid IT Solutions spanning cloud, colocation and managed services, Nancy Phillips is a 30-year veteran of the telecommunications and IT infrastructure industry. She is also president of Shaw Business Infrastructure Services, a division of Shaw Communications (NYSE: SJR).
Nancy has spent her entire career building and growing service-focused organizations. Prior to ViaWest, Nancy held founder and senior-level positions with numerous technology companies, including TSC, ConferTech International, ITC, RMI.net and Intrepid Communications, where she enabled significant growth while maintaining a deep customer-centric focus.
She serves on the board of the National Center for Women and Information Technology, where she is also the vice chair; the Colorado Technology Association (CTA); Startup Colorado; and the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network. Nancy has also been honored by the technology industry and her peers with numerous awards, including the CTA’s Bob Newman Lifetime Achievement and Technology Business Woman of the Year awards, as well as the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) annual capital raise award. Nancy was locally honored with the Colorado Governor’s Citizenship medal (CGCM) from Colorado governor John Hickenlooper, which recognized her as an entrepreneur with exceptional ingenuity and growth while inspiring and creating new possibilities for others.