Nicola Zahl

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Nikki Zahl, Co-Founder, Vice President SoCal EED

Prior to SoCal EED, Nikki focused on operational and marketing leadership at key life sciences companies. She has extensive experience in developing business and market plans, in-licensing new technologies, as well as M&A strategy and integration execution.

With over 10 years of experience at Life Technologies, Nikki held P&L responsibility for global business units producing from $5M to over $300M in annual revenues. Nikki has a strong ability to launch new products, turn around struggling businesses, and improve overall performance.

Nikki led global market development of the Molecular Biology division spearheading a number of programs including overhauling the website leading to strong double-digit growth each year for over 7 years, and revitalizing sales effectiveness. Nikki focuses on enhancing the customer experience and using market and customer user data to develop and execute innovative and effective customer acquisition, retention, and growth strategies.

Nikki is on the Board of Directors for Athena San Diego supporting and connecting executive women in life sciences, healthcare, technology and defense industries. She is currently the Vice Chair of the Board.
As a business leader, Nikki advises early stage companies on business model design and strategy, as well as upstream product development and downstream marketing.