Nicole G. Small brings a unique background in nonprofit and foundation leadership and business experience to CFT. She serves as the president of the Lyda Hill Foundation and CEO of LH Holdings, Inc., where she oversees all aspects of investments and philanthropic endeavors. LH Holdings, Inc., and the Lyda Hill Foundation are related entities which use their resources to fund game-changing advances in science and nature, empower nonprofits and improve the local communities of greatest importance to the organizations’ founder, Miss Lyda Hill.
As CEO of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science from 2002-2014, Nicole directed all aspects of day-to-day operations and the development of the new downtown facility that has garnered international attention.
Nicole holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. She has worked at McKinsey & Co., Goldman Sachs and multiple technology and venture capital firms.