Nicole Walker, MBA

Venture Advisor and Board Member with 30 years of experience in capital raising, M&A negotiations, global growth strategy, product development, and company formation, Walker has a career evenly weighted between operating roles and venture investing. Walker retired in 2023 from Arboretum Ventures where she co-managed the firm’s healthcare investments with a particular interest in pharma tech/services and devices. Prior to joining Arboretum, Walker was the first African American female Managing Director at Robert W Baird (Baird Capital) where she co-led Venture Capital investments and fund portfolio management

Healthcare Innovator