Nichole L. Wright
President, Bon Vivant Events, PR & Fundraising LLC
While simultaneously working in finance, Nichole created Bon Vivant LLC, in which she is the Founder and President. This inspiration stemmed after years of planning events, PR campaigns, fundraising and volunteering. As a ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œgo-toÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â resource to all her clients, friends, she has a knack for connecting people, places and ideas. Thus is why she created a company that would help clients with their marketing and events needs. With her solid connections, planning savvy, writing talent and business acumen, background in Public Relations/Investor Relations and Finance, Bon Vivant LLC was formed. She produces amazing, memorable corporate & social events and experiences that people are drawn to, as well as defined communication plans and media relations campaigns.
A Texas native, Nichole lived in Manhattan for eight years and recently incorporated her business in ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe Lone Star State.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â She now resides in Austin and does work for clients in New York, Texas and Florida primarily. Her work as a publicist and on Wall Street in New York City, Washington D.C. and Texas has brought her in touch with a broad array of contacts in finance, politics, media and society. Both backgrounds have melded her worlds and experience together to create her network. Before re-locating to Texas, she was selected as a participant in the Levin Institute's "Fastrack" Entrepreneur's program funded by Mayor Bloomberg -- a true inspiration and value to running the operations of her business.
Most recently on Wall Street, she was the Marketing Director at Multinational Strategic Financing (MSF Enterprises, LLC) in Manhattan. In this role, she was instrumental in helping grow the company from a boutique firm into a thriving global business. She directed marketing and business development initiatives for the company as well as sales efforts to raise assets for alternative investments (Hedge Funds, Funds of Funds, Private Equity, Real Estate and Venture Capital) from high-net worth and institutional investors.
Prior to MSF, Ms. Wright was a Financial Advisor in the Private Wealth Management Group at Smith Barney Citigroup. She was a member of one of the firmÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s top 15 Portfolio Management teams with $1B of assets under management for individuals as well as small & mid-sized companies. She managed high-net worth asset allocations and separate accounts conducting financial planning and educational seminars for clients as well. Ms. Wright still holds a Series 7, 63, Life Insurance & Annuities license.
During her PR/IR career, Ms. Wright was an executive at Ruder Finn, Inc. in the agencyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Corporate Reputation and Restructuring Group. Prior to that, Wright was at the agency, Weber Shandwick Worldwide, leading campaigns in corporate communications, IR and public affairs for clients in the US, Europe and Asia.
She has also worked for International Management Group (IMG), Haynes & Boone LLP and The Houston Golf Association. She has chaired and served on committeeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s for numerous galaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s and fundraisers, including the American Museum of Natural HistoryÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Junior Council, New York Young Republican Club, Bloomberg LP, The Blue Ridge School, NYUÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Mental Illness Prevention Center, Fountainhouse Associates Committee, Rick LazioÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Campaign, The United Nations, Susan G. KomenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œRace for the CureÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â and golf tournament, multiple New York Junior League fundraisers and the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œ100 Women in Hedge FundsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â annual gala at Cipriani.
Ms. Wright holds a B.A. in Communications & Marketing from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. While at SMU, she was Captain of the womenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s golf team. In her free time, Nichole is an avid golfer, yogi, marathon runner and world traveler. She is also an avid reader, writer and active in local and national politics.