Employee engagement, policy design, payroll, and benefits
Managing Human Resources, Approaching HR challenges from a fiscally responsible perspective, Improving HRIS and implementing benefit renewals
Nikki is currently the Director of People and Culture at one of the largest indoor greenhouses in the nation, which also includes 5 dispensaries.
She manages a team of 2 HR specialists, 1 payroll and benefits specialist, and 1 engagement/trainer.
Nikki was formerly the Director of People and Culture at a publicly-traded cannabis company–she is currently managing Human Resources for dispensaries in 10 locations across 6 states, in 2 recreational markets.
She is a hands-on HR leader, managing employee engagement, organizational design, M&A, employee relations, policy design, benefits, compensation and payroll, and additional HR functions for a scaling company with 500+ employees.
Before entering cannabis, Nikki drove HR initiatives for a startup, growing from 30 employees to 1,000+ employees.
She navigated the people side of becoming publicly traded, acquiring 8 companies in less than 7 years, and completing one successful merger, resulting in the sale of the business.
Nikki approaches all HR challenges from a fiscally responsible perspective for long-term success while investing in people and building culture.
She believes companies should run “lean” and works with the leadership teams to make strategic decisions on where payroll expenses can be cut.
Nikki has a background in high growth, quickly evolving industries, where HR has to adapt to the changing landscape.
She has focused on building policies and procures to scale, implementing a culture of growth, and ensuring the business is right-sized for strategic and sustainable success.
She has experience implementing benefit renewals, employee engagement programs, performance management, HRIS improvements, and total rewards to ensure value.