Nicole joined SPMB in 2010 to help spearhead the founding of the firm’s dedicated consumer practice which she now co-leads with Becky Stein; she spent the first half of her career working for Korn/Ferry International in the Consumer Digital practice. She was a Regent’s Award Scholarship recipient at Seattle University where she received her bachelor’s degree in International Business and studied abroad at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands. Nicole was born in Brazil and is a citizen of the United States, Brazil, and the European Union. She lives in Mill Valley with her husband Eric and son Julian.
What sports star would you most like to meet?
Lionel Messi… but only because I’ve already met Pelé, whose father, João Ramos do Nascimento (“Dondinho”), played soccer for Brazil with my own grandfather.
What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
I’m still doing it… Returning to a job that I truly love from maternity leave with my son Julian and husband Eric, who are my heart and soul. I wouldn’t change a thing, but that doesn’t mean it’s not hard!
What character in Game of Thrones are you most like?
Nicole of the North
What is the one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I have six names: Nicole Helen Gabriela Domingues Freitas North