Humble & hardworking. That’s how we would describe Nicole Zittel, Human Resources Manager here at Skyline Consulting Group. An asset to our organization since the day she started, Nicole has shown us what commitment, loyalty, and compassion in the workplace look like.
Born in Breese, a small city in the South of Illinois 30 minutes from St. Louis, Nicole grew up with a perfect blend of the country and the city. Though she loved her town of 4,000 people and the occasional 4-wheeler ride on the weekend, Nicole knew she was destined to live in a big city as an adult!
Describing herself as a “girly girl”, Nicole grew up the middle child to two sisters she adores! A very social child and young adult, Nicole was a cheerleader, Student Council member, active in the Future Business Leaders of America organization, and on prom court multiple times. When Nicole was 16 and abruptly had to change high schools half way through, she took that opportunity to explore new friends and experiences rather than wallow in self-pity. Even as a kid, she knew how to roll with the punches, adapt, and make the best of every situation.
A 2009 HS graduate, Nicole immediately enrolled at Southern Illinois University. After exploring half a dozen majors (haha), she settled on mass communications – a major perfect for her social and communicative self. As if one Bachelor’s degree wasn’t awesome enough, Nicole found herself enrolling at McKendree University in Lebanon, IL and graduated in 2016 with a degree in Human Resources (she’s amazing, we know)!
Beginning with our client at a St. Louis based office, Nicole was a natural in the Human Resources Department, aiding in advertisement, recruitment, onboarding, and administration. Immediately impressing the CEO of Skyline Consulting Group, Shannon Potashnik, with her work ethic and ability to drive results from the front office, Nicole was offered an opportunity to move to Dallas and help Skyline Consulting Group grow as a start-up into a thriving small business.
Since starting with the company, Nicole has helped the office grow threefold, has won numerous awards held by our client, and has plans to help Skyline Consulting Group grow into 2 additional markets over the course of the next year. With long-term hopes of moving into a Brand Management role for the Skyline organization, Nicole works daily to become the best version of her professional self.
When she’s not at the office leading from the front, Nicole is hanging out with coworkers, enjoying the Dallas nightlife, watching Netflix, or reading a new fiction book (her night shelf currently boasts A Clock Burns Orange and Looking For Alaska). A fur mom to Berklee, half beagle half pit puppy, Nicole’s caring personality flows from home to the office.
From our entire team at Skyline Consulting Group, we’d like to extend the most sincere “thank you” to Nicole. It is an honor to call her a colleague, but even more so a friend. To follow Nicole’s career, keep up with us on Instagram, and to share your congratulations with her on being the featured team member of the month, comment below with your well wishes!