Who Knew?!
5 Fun Facts About Nicole


If you could be a character from a TV show, movie, or book, who would you most want to be?

Wonder Woman – She is strong, confident and has a lot of great gadgets. Who wouldn’t want an invisible plane?


Who is the most famous person you have ever met?

Lou Holtz


What is your hidden talent?

I am a closeted Interior Designer…and no, it’s not a problem, yet!


What’s the one thing you love to do at work?

Cultivate lasting relationships and build strategies for growth


If you had a theme song, what would it be?

Gonna Fly Now (Theme from ‘Rocky’) (Bill Conti)

Nicole Smith

Director of Business Development


As Director of Business Development, Nicole gets to do what she enjoys most: connect with people, build relationships, and serve as a trusted advisor. A strategic thinker grounded in her commitment to customer service, Nicole brings more than 15 years of experience to The Steely Group and plays a key role in identifying and developing new partnership opportunities with small entrepreneurial to Fortune 500 pharmaceutical and biotech companies.


Prior to joining The Steely Group, Nicole was a senior business development executive and consistent top-performer at Nuance Communications, a global healthcare technology firm. Cultivating a $12M pipeline in six months and growing the firm’s Dragon Medical speech recognition business by 500% over three years are among Nicole’s many accomplishments during her tenure.


Nicole launched her career in sales after earning her degree from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. She attributes her long-term success to a strong work ethic, client-focused approach and an innate ability to listen with the intent to understand and solve customer challenges.


Outside of her work, Nicole is most passionate about her family and friends. Favorite summer activities always involve a shoreline and water sports, while colder months allow Nicole time to focus on any one of 10 home-improvement projects she has going on simultaneously. Known more for aesthetics than her cooking, she enjoys keeping fit via running, barre and pilates classes, and frequent spins on her Peleton bike.


Contact Nicole: | Direct: 847.957.4373


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