Our Team

Every member of our team has a long, proven history of helping startups build and grow.
Liz Oertle
Liz Oertle, CEO & Co-Founder

Liz Oertle is passionate about leveraging emerging technologies to solve the real-world problems of everyday people – especially parents and families. Before starting Nanno, Liz was a startup lawyer, working with companies of all shapes and sizes. In 2016, she founded the Independent Law Group, a consortium of business attorneys who utilize disruptive startup practices to revolutionize the business of law. Liz received her bachelors’ degree in English and Creative Writing from Binghamton University (State University of New York) and her JD from the University of Michigan Law School.

Nelio Carneiro, Chief Technology Officer

Nelio is a passionate software engineer with more than 10 years of experience in web and mobile development. He has worked on big companies back in Brazil and also helped startups to grow in Ireland. During his career, he's contributed to lots of open source projects and created a few by himself. Nelio received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Federal University of Goias in Brazil.

Michelle Brandel, Director of User Success

Michelle has been a part of the Nanno team since the Fall of 2018. Michelle’s favorite part of her job is helping parents and caregivers connect, and as a mom of three she understands the struggles of finding quality childcare. She also was once a child care provider herself and loves that Nanno takes extra precautions to keep caregivers safe and compensated for their hard work. Michelle has even had a booking herself and loved being able to take her daughter to a concert, while leaving her younger kids at home! When she’s not working, you’ll find her studying to become a teacher. She also loves a good Pinterest fail and is admittedly usually overly optimistic about the amount of time she has for projects.

Barbara Garner, Director of Accounting

Barbara has a heart for people and numbers. She graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance and has over 20 years of experience in the accounting industry. Barbara has a strong knowledge of working in various platforms and systems, with many clients large and small. Barbara worked at a large Human Resources firm for 7 years gaining knowledge and learning efficiency while leading large successful projects. Then she moved on from her management position to the Chief Financial Officer for a mid-sized general contractor for 8 years before joining Nanno, Inc. In Barbara’s free time in Texas she enjoys spending time with her friends and family including her two teenage children. She enjoys swimming, water sports on Lake Conroe, taking her children to their activities, and working on home remodel projects.

Brandy Mello, Software Engineer

Brandy Mello has been on Nanno’s Software Development team since June 2020. Formerly, she was an educator and videographer. Her passion for learning, building, and creating led her to a career as a developer. Brandy loves the collaborative process, talking through strategy, designing, and building a user interface that brings ease of use to on demand childcare.