Nicole Pearce – Senior Vice President

Nicole Pearce has over 19 years of experience as an officer in the United States Navy and as a management consultant, delivering high quality project management and creative problem solving to federal and private sector clients.  Her expertise is in project management and partnering with clients to design and implement organizational effectiveness solutions.


With Powell Strategies, Nicole leads business process improvement initiatives. She is passionate about working with organizations focused on improving the lives of veterans and military families.


Prior to joining Powell Strategies, Nicole started her career in the Navy as an aircraft mission commander flying the E-2C Hawkeye supporting combat flight operations during Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Following her time in the Navy, Nicole worked as a consultant for a management and strategic consulting firm, where she led projects related to organizational assessment, performance metrics, program design, implementation and evaluation, process improvement, executive coaching, and corporate wellness.


Nicole earned her M.B.A. with a concentration in Organizational Behavior from the George Washington University and a B.S. in Oceanography from the United States Naval Academy.

John P. Williams


Nicole Pearce

Senior Vice President

Trista McGlamery

Senior Director

Diane Boyd


Patricia Haigler


Mark Snowiss


Joelle Ballew


Elysa Marchicelli


Nikita Mehta


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  • VIP

    The first program of its kind in the nation, the Veteran Institute for Procurement is conducted by professional subject-matter specialists in the essentials necessary to win government contracts: law, accounting, insurance, human resources, marketing and proposals. It also provides participants with access to Federal and prime contracting executives along with a national network of veteran owned small businesses that they can team with on opportunities.

  • Goldman Sachs

    Powell Strategies Principal John Williams was among 137 entrepreneurs from 34 states, Washington D.C, and Puerto Rico who graduated from the Babson Cohort of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, a national program created to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital, and business support services. The small businesses in this group represent a total of $240M in revenues and over 3,000 jobs from a broad range of industries.

  • Military Spouse Employment Partnership

    MSEP is part of DoD's broader Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) initiative, seeking to strengthen the education and career opportunities of military spouses by providing career exploration opportunities to help them understand their skills, interests, and goals; education and training to help them identify academic, licensing, or credentialing requirements that can help them reach their career goals; and employment connections that help them find and maintain a rewarding career.