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JeanAnn Nichols is an accomplished executive with more than 30 years of diverse professional experience. She has managed a variety of functions—including engineering, product design, manufacturing, marketing, sales, communications, and IT operations—in Fortune 500 companies, and most recently served as a Vice President and General Manager for a $60B global technology company. Her ability to foster open communication, inspire urgency, and drive rapid execution has consistently driven meaningful and measurable bottom-line results.

Among her colleagues, JeanAnn is known as a talented leader with a gift for navigating complex business environments and managing rapid, dramatic change. She is an exceptional cross-cultural communicator, possesses unique insight into the impacts of globalization and technology on modern business, and has built a reputation as a deeply principled executive and staunch advocate for women and underrepresented minorities in technology.

Amidst the changing seasons of work and home life, JeanAnn believes it is important to make time to give back to her local community. She volunteers regularly with the California State Parks Foundation as a Park Champion, leading volunteer teams in habitat restoration.

A voracious reader, JeanAnn loves comparing theories and assumptions across diverse authors and connecting the dots between texts published at different moments in time. She is also a seasoned global traveler who delights in expanding her worldview by experiencing new cultures, whether in a personal or professional context, and in meeting and talking with people in their local communities.

JeanAnn lives with her husband in the San Francisco Bay Area, has two grown children, and is currently accepting applications for a new family pet.