Why do so many high profile individuals, organizations and companies entrust their futures to Nick Jacobs? His capacity to see the big picture in the face of adversity is matched by his skill at crafting positive futures for those in need of that expertise. With his first rate background in both not for profit and for profit organizations including biotech start-ups, hospitals and research institutes, Nick is able to take his talents from corporate boardrooms to line management, leading SunStone Management Resources assembled expertise in strategic positioning, holistic medicine, patient centered care and evolving technologies to name a few.
His work has attracted the attention of the national media including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, USA Today, Becker’s Hospital News, regional publications, magazines, professional journals and websites. Nick often says he has highly-developed intuitive skills that allow him to feel out a situation often before it is recognizable to others. This ability, combined with his endless enthusiasm and adrenaline, is a powerful arsenal for his clients.
A Pennsylvania native, Nick's formal education includes degrees from Indiana University of PA, Carnegie Mellon University and studies at Harvard, the College of William and Mary, and the American College of Healthcare Executives. Career highlights include his turn around work at several organizations, serving as Vice President of Administrative Services at Mercy Medical Center, Chief Communications Officer and Executive Director at the Conemaugh Health System, President at Windber Medical Center, Co-founder of both the Windber Research Institute and the Southwest Florida Global Research Institute.
Nick is proud to continue his service to numerous Boards of Trustees of various organizations including the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. He has been Chairman and Vice Chairman of over a half dozen organizations, and was the first hospital CEO to write an internationally recognized blog. Nick has served on boards of both public and private companies, including 1st Summit Bank, the Keystone Chapter of the American Red Cross, and has received the Outstanding Alumni Award from Indiana University of PA and alumni recognition from Carnegie Mellon University. He has also served on the adjunct faculty of St Francis University and has been a guest lecturer and speaker for Carnegie Mellon and Ohio State Universities, the American Hospital Association, American College of Healthcare Executives, World Health Organization, National Cancer Institute, Planetree, and Association of Healthcare Philanthropy. Nick’s latest side venture is serving as an advisor to numerous bio-tech start-up organizations.