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Nicole Patel

Chief People Officer

As Chief People Officer, Nicole oversees a broad range of specialty areas, including human resources, employee experience, marketing, and communications. 

She brings a wealth of expertise and insights to RNGD as we continue our growth journey. Her passion for developing people—combined with her entrepreneurial mindset—is pivotal to shaping our teams, culture, and social impact.

Nicole joins the RNGD team with more than two decades of human resources leadership experience across a diverse range of industries. Most recently, she served as Chief People Officer at Lucid Holdings Inc., a global software and services company acquired by Cint Group in 2021. During her eight-year tenure, Nicole was responsible for the talent strategy that helped grow Lucid’s employee population by 500% and established the company’s Global People & Places Team. Her previous experience also includes HR leadership posts at Kingsley House (now Clover New Orleans), Neuberger Berman, and Lehman Brothers.

Nicole has distinguished herself as a dynamic community leader and supporter. She currently serves as a Board member of YouthForce NOLA, a nonprofit education, business, and civic collaborative that builds bridges between school and work.