Kristen Nervo Dowey
Kristen has over 10 years of experience across multiple industries including consumer products, healthcare, and higher education, from early stage to industry leader. She spent the past 3 years diving into home care and studying the impact of the pandemic on the space to develop and found OneKey Virtual Care.
Kristen serves as the CEO, overseeing the strategic vision of OKVC and ensuring day-to-day operations, partnerships, client relations, and employee management. Kristen attended Boston College Carroll School of Management for her undergrad, studying business with a minor in American Studies. In college, she worked for a hair salon in her native Ohio and a mapping software company, Esri, in SoCal. After graduating, she managed product development at Abercrombie and Fitch.
She then ventured to Florida to work for a jeweler to lead marketing and learn graphic design. Simultaneously, she realized self-financing BC was akin to taking out a mortgage minus the house, so she founded a consulting company to work with startups and take on positions, including the Creative Director of Kitu Super Coffee (a company now valued at $500M with $131M raised), where she developed materials and strategy to secure their spot on NBC’s SharkTank and win the Peter Thiel Fellowship for a $100,000 grant. She was then recruited by her Alma Mater to build an alumni platform and teach a 1-credit career prep course to freshmen.
She has since returned to Northeast Ohio and founded OKVC in the home care technology space. She and her husband, Jarrett, spend time renovating their house, checking out local art exhibits and museums (she serves on the Board at Summit ArtSpace), touring old mansions, going on ghost tours and obsessing over their baby boy.