Hi! I’m Nicole, a versatile fractional CxO (Product/Technology/Information) who helps companies grow from $10M to $100M. I am an author, keynote speaker, data scientist, Unicorn (92), casual meteorologist (PSU 95), and Burner (Tokyo sector).
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Nicole Radziwill is an Advisor to CXOs who want to scale their companies from $10M to $100M. Currently she is SVP and Chief Data Scientist at Ultranauts, a cognitively diverse professional services firm specializing in quality assurance and quality engineering for software, data science, and digital transformation. Previously, she was VP of the Global Quality & Supply Chain Practice at Intelex in Toronto, Ontario. She has 25 years of experience in software, telecom, manufacturing, aerospace/research instrumentation, and food & beverage industries, and spent 9 of those years in higher education as a (tenured) Associate Professor at James Madison University (JMU).
Nicole is also an Academician with the International Academy of Quality (IAQ), a Fellow of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), Certified by ASQ as a Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE), and an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB). She was Chair of the ASQ Software Division from 2009 to 2011, a national Examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) in 2009, 2010, and 2019, and has a PhD in Technology Management and Quality Systems from Indiana State University. She also has an MBA and a BS degree in Meteorology from Penn State.
Nicole was recognized by Quality Progress in 2011 and 2016 as one of the 40 New Voices of Quality. She is one of ASQ’s Influential Voices bloggers and blogs at https://qualityandinnovation.wordpress.com. Her applied research solves practical problems for medium and large enterprises using data science and machine learning for improvement.
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I am a first-generation American, directly descended from Mikolaj (Nicolas) Faustyn Radziwill of Niasvizh (Belarus) and Mikolaj the Black. I have confirmed DNA connections through Pac, Romer, Tyszkiewicz, Rola, Morawski, Narbutt, Hempel/Hemple, Czaplicki, Nowakowski, Popiel, Pociej, Potocki, Radvila, Sollohub, Zakrzewska, Danielowicz/Danielevicius, Stankewicz/Stankevicius, Baranowski/Baranauskas descendants. Let me know if we might be cousins… I’m on most of the DNA genealogy sites, and can even provide assistance translating old German documents handwritten in Sutterlin. There are some non-paternal events in Radziwill lines that we are trying to track down (the three lines so far do not share mtDNA at Y-12). My East Prussian family came to the US from Königsberg in 1957 and 1969.
I also discovered that I’m exactly half Irish by DNA, which was a complete surprise, with all ancestors from Ballina, Crossmolina, and Killala. This side of the family came to the US in 1904 and 1911 and pretended to be German in their emigration docs. A certain US President is my 4th cousin once removed through his 2nd great-grandmother, Catherine Scanlon, whose daughter Genevieve married into the Gallaghers of Ballina.
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