Nicholls graduated Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude from Amherst College and received her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She worked at Goldman Sachs in the Principal Investment and M&A Departments and at McKinsey & Co. She was named General Partner at Forstmann Little & Co. in 2000 and spent a total of 11 years at the private equity firm.
Nicholls recently joined the Board of Overseers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and is a member of the Executive Committee of The Brearley School. She and her husband, Fran Biondi, co-founder of King Street Capital Management L.P., live in New York City and Mill Neck, N.Y., and have three children.The Board also elected a new slate of officers. Robert D. Lindsay, Co-Managing Partner, Lindsay Goldberg, and Marilyn H. Simons, President of The Simons Foundation, will serve as Vice Chairs. Leo Guthart, CEO of Topspin Partners, was elected Treasurer and Ed Travaglianti, President of TD Bank, Long Island, was re-elected Secretary.
Dinakar Singh, founding partner of TPG-Axon Capital, was elected a new member of the CSHL Board of Trustees.
About Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has shaped contemporary biomedical research and education with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. CSHL is ranked number one in the world by Thomson Reuters for the impact of its research in molecular biology and genetics. The Laboratory has been home to eight Nobel Prize winners. Today, CSHL’s multidisciplinary scientific community is more than 400 scientists strong and its Meetings & Courses program hosts more than 8,000 scientists from around the world each year. The Laboratory’s education arm also includes a graduate school and programs for undergraduates as well as middle and high school students and teachers. CSHL is a private, not-for-profit institution on the north shore of Long Island. For more information, visit www.cshl.edu.