Spirit of Maryville 2018: Nicole Sahin

Nicole Sahin

A self-proclaimed entrepreneur at heart, Nicole M. Sahin, ’01, launched Globalization Partners in 2012 with a mission is to break down barriers to global business by making it easy to hire employees in 150+ countries without setting up branch offices overseas.

Under her leadership as founder and CEO, Globalization Partners has achieved national recognition for growth and corporate culture. These recognitions include No. 33 on the 2017 Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies in America; No. 6 on the 2016 Inc. 500 list and 2017 Inc. “Top Company to Work For.” Nicole was named Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 – New England by Ernst & Young and was a 2017 Stevie Award recipient as Female Executive of the Year.

Nicole was previously a managing director at High Street Partners, an international business services firm. Prior to that, she co-founded Sweet Life School for Girls, a rural school in Cambodia, designed to empower women and girls through education. She has an MBA in international management from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a dual BA in humanities and environmental studies from Maryville.