Jill Hackenmueller

Chief Talent Officer
Jill Hackenmueller

Jill is a seasoned and talented operations professional known for immediately seeing and connecting with a corporate vision to communicate and execute associated strategies that achieve record growth and build engaged, high performing teams. Over the course of her career, Jill has achieved results such as:

Created structure, growth and profitability that attracted private equity for a company sale

Effectively positioned entrepreneurial services company for IPO which resulted in a successful public offering on NASDAQ

Transformed the organizational infrastructure fostering 200 percent revenue growth in the fundraising and financial services industries

Developed and implemented a strategic initiative to expand operations into Canada

Led integration, restructuring and change management activities for 2,000 employees in a services business

Prior to joining NELSON in November 2013, Jill served as Vice President of Operations at Strategic Fundraising where she oversaw strategic planning, growth, customer experience and M&A integration. Her efforts helped to facilitate a doubling of the firm’s revenue over the course of a five year plan.  Jill previously worked with ACI Telecentrics where she repositioned teams to support multi-channel service delivery and devised and implemented sales process and talent management strategies to propel a four-fold revenue increase.  

CREATING New Solutions

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Tactix retained NELSON to provide interior design services for their new location in Center City Philadelphia. The team worked closely with executives to develop new design solutions to fit their needs.



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Fieldglass commissioned NELSON to redesign space with a focus on the creation of a more collaborative work environment allowing for a more efficient workflow.

Fieldglass Inc

CREATING innovative design

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Capital One selected NELSON to help them design their Rolling Meadows location. The NELSON team worked with Capital One’s Design Team and Key Leaders to create their vision of an urban chic work environment.



Creating NEw Opportunities

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Effective November 1, 2016, AAI Design has merged operations with NELSON. The fourth merger on the west coast for NELSON, this deal brings the regional count to over 80 and brings the total number of west coast offices to five.



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NELSON announced its intent to launch TAMI (Technology, Advertising & Media, and Information Business) Practice Area. 


FOCUSING on music and design

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Looking for a fresh new concept that not only captured elements of the music industry but also the city of Minneapolis, Pandora Internet Radio turned to NELSON to provide interior design services for the renovation of their existing office in the IDS Tower.


creating design that "takes off" 

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Gogo commissioned NELSON to create a final workplace solution that would allow for aggressive growth and flexibility while considering new ways of working in a collaborative space.




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NELSON and Veenendaal Cave, Inc. Officially Join Operations, establish the Southeastearn USA as a “Super Region”.


NELSON and Veenendaal Cave, Inc. Join Operations