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Nichole Jordan




Executive summary


Nichole Jordan is Grant Thornton’s regional managing principal for its Texoma region, and an inclusive leader dedicated to building a diverse and equitable culture of belonging.


Nichole previously served as Grant Thornton’s national managing principal of Geography. In that role, she orchestrated firmwide strategy execution at the geography level and drove consistent results related to growth, talent engagement and culture.


Before that, Nichole was Grant Thornton’s Central region managing partner, a role focused on developing and retaining talent, driving market leadership and empowering teams to help clients achieve their most critical business goals. She led more than 3,000 professionals in the Central region across 20 states and 19 offices to serve thousands of US and global clients within multiple industries. Nichole also ensured the firm delivered value and insights to clients, meeting their individual needs with an enterprise-wide perspective. And she engendered a culture of collaboration, client service and community engagement. 


Nichole has had extensive experience working across the US as a client service partner, growth leader, industry leader and senior advisor on Fortune 500 clients. She has been integral to developing the firm’s alliance and channel relationships in a variety of markets, as well as building Grant Thornton’s network of executive peer advisory boards and other leadership forums around the country. Nichole also serves as the firm’s DE&I Champion of the Veterans & Allies business resource group.


Earlier in her career, Nichole served as Grant Thornton’s national managing partner of Markets, Clients and Industry, overseeing the firm’s strategic key client portfolio, industry sectors, regions, sales, market intelligence and customer analytics. Prior to that role, she was a member of the firm’s Partnership Board, while also serving as the national managing partner for Grant Thornton’s Banking and Securities industry practice, as well as the leader of markets and industries in metropolitan New York and New England.




Education and Qualifications


  • Nichole is a certified public accountant in Texas, a CEO Perspectives Fellow and has completed the University of Oxford Said Business School Strategic Leadership Programme as well as the NACD Governance Fellowship® – The Gold Standard Director Credential. She was included in NACD’s Directorship 100 list in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. Nichole received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The University of Texas at Austin.



Boards and Community


  • Nichole serves on the Consumer Technology Association’s Board of Industry Leaders, Disruptive Innovation Council and 21st Century Workforce Council, as well as on the Accounting Advisory Council of her alma mater, The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business. She is also a member of the Dallas Business Journal Leadership Trust, the US Chamber of Commerce Center for Capital Markets Leadership Board and USCC’s Corporate Governance Working Group. Nichole is also a Director Coach for 2020 Women on Boards. She has served on the boards of the American Heart Association and the YWCA, working as an instructor for the Financial Empowerment Education program.



Community Involvement | Family | Personal Interests


  • Nichole enjoys spending time with her husband, Dudley, and their children, Jacob and Hannah. Her family is passionate about serving the community together through organizations including Meals on Wheels and Students & Athletes Serving Others.

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