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Nicole Cruz

Nicole Cruz

Director, People Operations

Based in Palo Alto, Nicole leads Next47’s global people and talent operations. Prior to joining Next47, she served as the VP of People Operations at a growth stage real estate technology company, where she led efforts from rapid scale through acquisition. She has also held a number of senior roles within Microsoft, including leading talent efforts for its Silicon Valley development center. Her earlier career experiences were gained within Ernst & Young and early stage technology companies. Nicole studied Psychology, with a focus on Human Cognition, at Mississippi State University, where she graduated magna cum laude. When she’s not working, Nicole can be found enjoying time with her family, cycling, or baking.