Connie Collingsworth, L.L.M., J.D.
Connie Collingsworth serves on the Board of Directors for Axxes Capital. Ms. Collingsworth also currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Legal Officer, and Executive Leadership Team Member of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she leads intellectual property strategy, crisis management, enterprise-wide technology implementation, and manages the operations of nine regional offices across China, India, Africa, and Europe. Previously, Ms. Collingsworth was a Partner at Preston Gates & Ellis (now K&L Gates) where she specialized on mergers and acquisitions, private equity financing, and venture capital.
Ms. Collingsworth received an L.L.M. in International Business Legal Studies from the University of Exeter, England, a J.D. from the University of Nebraska School of Law, and a B.A. from Andrews University.