Until 2008, Nard gained in-depth business management experience in the international high-tech industry. He fulfilled several executive management positions at Philips, NXP and other (international) corporations in the Netherlands, USA and Asia. In all these roles, Nard led the establishment and growth of a business in an emerging market, sometimes preceded by a turn-around. During these years, Nard was frequently involved in major ‘merger & acquisition’ activities, which triggered his interest in venture capital.
In 2008, Nard combined that interest with his international business management experience and co-founded the Twente Technology Fund (TTF). Next to his role at TTF, he headed several turn-around processes at technology companies as interim manager. For Innovation Industries Nard holds board positions at several high-tech companies.