Kristen Nicholson

Vice President, Business Development

Kristen Nicholson leads the firm’s sales and business development efforts, bringing thoughtful solutions to prospects who are seeking strategic communications for change management, M&A, positioning and issue navigation.

Her expertise is anticipating the needs of clients, developing relationships and driving for business growth of organic and new opportunities.

Nicholson joined the firm in 2020 following 20-plus years in the healthcare industry where she focused on growth and development. Immediately prior to her work at Jarrard Inc., she was senior vice president of account management for Shearwater Health a provider of remote and on-site clinician teams to healthcare organizations across the nation. Her work in healthcare business development is wide-ranging – from acquisitions of national diagnostic imaging centers to consulting to building a national clinically integrated network with Ascension Care Management.

Nicholson is a graduate of Western Kentucky University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in healthcare administration. She is a proud member of The Chi Omega Fraternity.

Worth Knowing:

  • Loves to travel, especially to the beautiful Philippine islands.
  • Mom to one fur son, Hank, rescued from Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue.
  • Won’t turn down a challenge of AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) of burpees.