Nicole Strait

Nicole Strait

Chief of Organization Strategy

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Nicole Strait

Nicole serves as a key member of Norwest Equity Partners (NEP) leadership team, DEI Steering Committee, and co-leads the firm’s team of Operating Advisors. She provides a breadth of organizational strategy and human resources advisory support within NEP’s portfolio, including organization assessment and design, acquisition integration, team effectiveness, compensation design, talent strategy, executive recruiting, and leadership coaching. Nicole is known for building organizational capabilities and teams needed to successfully scale growing businesses. She is based in NEP’s West Palm Beach, FL location.

Prior to NEP, Nicole was co-founder of River Rock Partners, a consulting firm focused on assisting small to mid-sized founder-run and private equity owned companies with strategic and organizational planning. She spent her earlier career in progressive HR leadership positions with leading consumer products and food companies, including Cargill, Pillsbury, International Multifoods, and CNS (Breathe Right® Nasal Strips), and Simon Delivers.com. Nicole holds a BBA in Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management from the University of Iowa.

Education

B.B.A., University of Iowa