Tom Morales

CoFounder and CEO

Following 23 years of success working with landmark companies including Proctor and Gamble, Union Carbide, and Donaldson Corporation, Tom decided to explore his dream of launching a business that would blend his pride in his Mexican heritage with his Hoosier roots. His goal was to build a bridge between the Indianapolis business community and the growing Hispanic population, and in 2003 that dream became a reality with Morales Group, Inc. (MGI).

In addition to his leadership role at Morales Group, Tom currently serves on the boards of Elevate Indy, YWAM, and IU Cancer Center Development Board. He has also served on the boards of the Immigrant Welcome Center, The Boy Scouts (Crossroads of America), and the St. Francis Foundation.  Tom was also a Commissioner of the Metropolitan Development Commission and was appointed by Gov. Daniels as a commissioner of the State Student Assistance Commission (SSAC). In addition, he lectures all over the country on immigration issues and is a passionate advocate for the Hispanic community.

In his private life, Tom is dedicated to God, family, and to creating and preserving a sense of community. After earning a degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, Tom married his high school sweetheart, Chris. They have been married for 43 years and are the proud parents of five children.

Seth Morales

Seth brings sharp business acumen and a passion for building meaningful relationships to everything he does at Morales Group. When he joined the company in 2005, he focused his efforts on business development; today he oversees all operations as President of Morales Group.

In addition to his key role at Morales Group, Seth is also deeply engaged with the community at large. Governor Pence appointed Seth to serve on the Indiana Commission for Hispanic Latino Affairs, and Seth also volunteers each summer with Project Stepping Stone, a program that helps Hispanic high school students successfully prepare for college and beyond. In addition, he serves on the board of the Indiana Latino Institute.

Seth earned his undergraduate degree at Purdue, where he was a three-year starter and honorary captain of the Purdue Big Ten Championship Football team, and his MBA at the University of Notre Dame. Seth’s Christian faith influences all his decisions, including his personal and professional commitment to servant leadership and, at home, how he and his wife Jackie raise their two sons, Sebastián (Sebby) and Mateo.

Jackie Morales

Drawn to the company’s efforts toward global diversity, Jackie joined Morales Group in 2008 in a business development role. Today, as Chief Marketing + Innovation Officer, Jackie oversees Marketing, Human Resources, and Workforce Development. Her creative insight and marketing expertise have helped grow the organization’s client list and community connections.

Jackie’s deep commitment to the Latino community inspired her to take on many roles. She was elected as the first female chairman of the Indy Chamber Hispanic Business Council (2014) and has served on the HBC for nine years and on the Indy Chamber Executive Committee for three years. She spends summers mentoring and leading workshops at Project Stepping Stone, a program that helps Hispanic high school students prepare for college and beyond. She has also served on the board of Cancer Support Community Central Indiana (four years), and on the Exodus Refugee board for a year. In 2017, Jackie joined the Edge board, a faith-based nonprofit organization that mentors young professionals seeking guidance in their career journey.

Jackie earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Indiana University Bloomington, and completed her MBA from the University of Notre Dame. At home, Jackie loves spending time with her husband, Seth, and their two sons, Sebastián (Sebby) and Mateo.

Dan Nierste

Dan brings more than 30 years of Marketing and Operations experience to Morales Group, including time spent at Agie Charmilles, where he was president with responsibility for the “Americas” region, and Knowledge Services and dotStaff, where he served as EVP. Over the course of his career, Dan has had P&L responsibility as the CEO of several multinational companies. All of this experience benefits his COO role at Morales Group, where he is responsible for all aspects of staffing operations and delivery.

Dan earned his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Indiana University, and his MBA from the University of Chicago. He and his wife Susan have two children and six grandchildren. When he isn’t helping run Morales Group or chasing the grandkids, Dan enjoys an active lifestyle that includes running, biking, and swimming.