Crain’s Chicago Business' Notable Executives in HR and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Originally published in Crain's Chicago

Nicole Skaluba

Vice President, Talent & Culture


Nicole Skaluba’s responsibilities include talent acquisition, performance engagement, compensation, DEI and organizational development. At physIQ, she begun building out the department, establishing onboarding and communication processes and relaunching the DEI committee. Over the last 18 months, she launched the DEI roadmap at her previous organization, managed COVID oversight and created a leadership program as well as a new performance-management framework. Skaluba’s work on the Chicago SHRM board has focused on increasing representation from minority groups, including people of color and LGBTQ+, by 25% to 44% and offering a Leading Through a Racial Crisis series and a six-part DEI Learning Journey series in 2021.