Council Capital Hires Chief Talent Officer Chris Nichols to Help Portfolio Companies Improve Recruiting Capabilities 

Nashville, TN – October 17, 2023 – Council Capital, a leading private equity firm focused on investing in the healthcare sector, today announced the hiring of Chris Nichols as its new Chief Talent Officer. In this role, Chris will be responsible for supporting Council Capital’s portfolio companies as they develop and implement talent strategies, with a specific focus on improving recruiting capabilities. 

Chris brings over a decade of experience in the talent management industry, most recently serving as the Vice President of Strategy & Integration at In this role, he was responsible for leading the transition to Digital Recruitment, integrating 5 acquired businesses into a singular GTM & leadership team, while developing and implementing workforce strategies for the company’s client solutions. Prior to that, he held senior talent management roles at Endevis (acquired by and Priority Staffing Group. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Chris Nichols to the team as our new Chief Talent Officer,” said Tim Schulte, Chief Operating Officer at Council Capital. “His extensive experience in talent strategy and recruiting will be invaluable to our portfolio companies as they seek to attract and retain top talent in such a competitive market.” 

“I am excited to join Council Capital and help its portfolio companies build and maintain high-performing teams,” said Chris Nichols. “I believe that talent is the most important asset of any company, and I look forward to working with the portfolio companies to develop and implement talent strategies that will help them achieve their business goals.” 

About Council Capital 

Council Capital is a healthcare-focused private equity firm based in Nashville, Tennessee. Council Capital invests in lower middle market healthcare-related companies where it believes it can drive growth by applying its Council Model, which draws upon the resources and experience of its CEO Council (experienced industry executives), Strategic Healthcare Investors, and Value Creation Team. Council Capital leverages its Council Model to attract and support leading management teams and portfolio companies on the ‘right side’ of change in the healthcare industry – where growth will accelerate as cost pressure and quality demands increase. Council Capital targets control and minority investments with enterprise values typically between $10 million and $50 million. For more details, please visit 

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