Jacquelyn Nicholson graduated from ISE - BS (1988) and MS (1990). She credits her education for her amazing three-decade career traveling the world working with prestigious companies.
She has built and supported the best brands in the world, growing businesses in new markets from scratch. With a career focused first in R&D, then consulting, and finally sales and leadership, Jacquelyn has always drawn from her engineering background. Her successful track record managing relationships with J&J, Roche, Novartis, United Airlines, Transamerica, Cisco, Bayer, Sanofi, Discover, Verizon, McDonald's, Juniper, and Takeda make her a versatile author, speaker and saleswoman.
While at U of I, Jacquelyn received Instructor Excellence awards, Dean's List, was the inaugural recipient of the J.S. Dobrovolny Leadership and Scholarship Award, member of Illinois Society of Professional Engineers, Panhellenic Career Development Board, Gamma Epsilon Honor Society, and President of ISGE. She spends time serving at Watermark Church Dallas with her husband as leaders in the Marriage Ministry and their Community Group.
She is Co-Author of Sales Success Stories, a prolific speaker at Sales Success Summit and on Sales Success Stories podcasts, Sales and Surf Podcast, Sales Tuners, Sales Evangelist, and Your Legacy. She has spoken at UC Berkeley’s Women in Science group, and was on panels for BioNetwork - Mastering the Science of Due Diligence, Elsevier - Takeda's Acquisition of Nycomed, Capital Roundtable on Private Equity in Healthcare - Legal & Regulatory Issues & Due Diligence, and with GLG and Bloomberg on ROI of Innovation. She has won numerous President's Clubs 1999 to Present, and the J&J Achievement Award for global performance above level.
An avid runner and wine collector, she is passionate about being the woman her husband would marry again, the mom her kids are proud of and the person her boss or customer would work with again.