CEO, LH Capital and Lyda Hill Philanthropies
Nicole G. Small has served as CEO of LH Capital, Inc. and Lyda Hill Philanthropies since 2014. She is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of both entities, including their financial and investment activities, as well as their philanthropic initiatives. This involves an exciting array of work ranging from looking at biotech investments that impact cancer to working with conservation NGOs. LHP is committed to finding and funding innovative solutions both in the non-profit and for-profit worlds. As part of her work at LHP, Small, co-founded the IF/THEN initiative, which was built to encourage and advance women and girls in STEM.
From 2001-2013 Small was the Eugene McDermott CEO of the Perot Museum of Nature & Science, where she played a leadership role in the development and opening of the $200 million museum in 2012. Earlier in her career, Small held positions including the founder and CEO of a tech start-up, an EIR at a Bay area business incubator and an analyst with McKinsey & Company.
Small received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She is a member of The Dallas Assembly, YPO, Charter 100, UTSW tech transfer advisory committee and IWF. She serves on the boards of Southwestern Medical Foundation, Communities Foundation of Texas, The Hockaday School, UTSW Presidents Advisory Board and Texas 2036. She resides in Dallas with her husband, two daughters and two dogs.