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Nicole Marra

Founder & CEOFixer Advisory

New York, NY

Member Since January 2022




Nicole Marra is the Founder & CEO of Fixer Advisory Group, a full-service consultancy that provides strategic partnership and tactical support to brands, improving operations, legal functioning, DE&I, corporate culture, brand storytelling and more. Nicole is an award-winning entrepreneur, attorney, and senior executive. Throughout her career, Nicole has earned a reputation as an exceptional strategic partner and a creative, collaborative problem solver. Her unique experience, vision, and insight have established her as an industry expert in successfully supporting business leaders to achieve transformative results. Prior to launching Fixer, for over a decade, Nicole led Gucci America’s legal, real estate, compliance, security, and crisis management functions. During her tenure, she also ran business and legal affairs for other Kering portfolio brands, including Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, and Stella McCartney in North and South America. In addition to Fixer, Nicole co-founded Figure Eight, a sustainable luxury concept store in SoHo, New York, and of 4 Art Partners, an accelerator dedicated to empowering creative talent. Nicole is a graduate of Brandeis University and received her J.D. from New York University School of Law. She resides in New York City with her husband, their two teenagers, and rescue pups Hendrix and Millie.

Published content

20 ways business professionals handle loss in an uncertain marketplace

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Now is the time to: reflect and pivot boldly toward your continued career growth and success. It's natural to be anxious or overwhelmed about a recent setback that you or your company may be experiencing in today's fluctuating economy. However, once you assess where things went wrong, you must dust yourself off, and make any necessary improvements (from lessons learned) that will help you stay on track, and set you up to be ready for the brighter days ahead.   At some point in their career, everyone faces some type of hardship—whether it's overcoming a job loss or not making the deal stick with a highly regarded potential client. In times like these, it's even more important to stay connected with trusted mentors and colleagues as you reflect on ways to improve your brand (personal and professional). We asked 20 Fast Company Executive Board members to each share their tips to encourage business professionals not to panic or give up on their short- and long-term goals no matter what marketplace analysts are reporting.

16 experts share hard lessons that have improved their business

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Sometimes, the biggest business challenges can yield the most valuable lessons for future success. Running a successful business is not just about profits and revenue. It also involves learning from mistakes and setbacks that might seem devastating at the time. The good news is that some of the most challenging lessons a business can face can ultimately be the ones that bring about the most significant improvements. These lessons can come from a variety of sources, such as unexpected failures, market shifts, or even internal conflicts. Below, 16 Fast Company Executive Board members get candid about some of the most difficult lessons they've learned as leaders and how those lessons have ultimately resulted in positive business outcomes.

11 tips to help leaders avoid over-delegation

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Create clear expectations and communication so your team will succeed. To avoid burnout in the workplace, it's essential for every leader to learn how to delegate their workload before they begin to feel overwhelmed and off-balanced. However, it takes some time to assess who you can really trust to meet the same expectations and execute your goal. But once you find your sweet spot of handing assignments over to the staff members with enough bandwidth, sometimes the problem is relying on others way too much. It's not always a good practice to let go of too much, too soon. If you are having issues with over-delegation, here is what 11 experts from Fast Company Executive Board have to say about what they've learned about the error of assuming that everything is being taken care of when the leader is away or focused on other tasks. 

13 tips to stay level-headed in the world of business

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Be calm and professional in the workplace, so you can lead your employees by example. When you are dealing with team dynamics and diverse perspectives in the workplace environment, there are bound to be occasions when team leaders or co-workers disagree over the projected plans on an assignment or a decision that was made. In these cases, it's best for everyone involved to put the conversation on pause so they can take time to reflect on what's happening and refrain themselves from overreacting on the spot. Here are 13 suggestions from Fast Company Executive Board members to help agitated colleagues focus on the business at hand without losing their cool.

Why you should build your community, not your network


Go beyond the business card and laminated name tag and start building something deeper. 

Here's how start-up business owners can satisfy loyal clients

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Trying to build a good reputation in the competitive marketplace isn't always easy. Some of the best made relationships in business begin with constant communication between a company and its client to establish mutual trust and a deeper understanding of each stakeholders mission and purpose. Being the new kid on the block in an oversaturated market may seem intimidating at first, but gets easier in time—once you crack the code. By learning how best to solve your customers' most challenging dilemmas, you're bound to become one of their most reliable resources, time and again. Below are 13 best practices that Fast Company Executive Board members have repeated to present a great impression (beyond the first) to attract and keep their prospective clients.

Company details

Fixer Advisory

Company bio

Fixer provides brands with a bespoke suite of services designed to help CEOs solve problems, overcome challenges, and stay focused on core business. Our team of experts deliver strategic advice and tactical support that empowers our clients to grow and operate with ease. • We create a customized approach to transform company operations, services, and culture. • We protect and support the bottom line so leaders are free to focus on creative, consistent growth. • We create peace of mind by reducing costs and mitigating risk. It is our mission to be a trusted partner and advisor to executives, founders, and funders.


Corporate leadership

Area of focus

Legal Services
Real Estate
Human Resources

Company size

2 - 10

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