Nicole Strait

Nicole Strait

Chief of Organization Strategy

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Nicole Strait

Nicole serves as a key member of NEP’s senior leadership team providing a breadth of organizational strategy services, including business process development, acquisition integration, organization effectiveness, compensation design, talent strategy, change management, recruiting, leadership coaching, and team development. In addition to working with NEP portfolio companies, Nicole provides organization effectiveness and human resources leadership internally at the firm.

Prior to joining NEP in 2014, Nicole was a founding partner at River Rock Partners, a management consulting firm focused on assisting both privately- and publicly-held clients in successfully planning and navigating through critical business transformations, including growth strategy planning, M&A due diligence, organization effectiveness, and culture development.

Her other notable HR leadership career experience includes working for CNS (the Breathe Right® company), International Multifoods,, The Pillsbury Company, and Cargill.


B.B.A., University of Iowa