Mr. Nichols is a former Peace Corps volunteer (St. Lucia, West Indies), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Professional Certified Investigator (PCI). He is a graduate of the FBI Academy (Quantico, Virginia) and served as Special Agent in the FBI’s New Orleans Field Office where he specialized in white-collar criminal investigations. He transferred to the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID/OIG) where he conducted complex internal and external criminal, civil and administrative investigations for 16 years. These investigations resulted in criminal prosecutions and civil/criminal recoveries of hundreds of millions of dollars. He has conducted investigations in more than 12 countries.
In the public sector, Mr. Nichols spent 10 years overseas conducting complex internal and external investigations for Saudi Aramco. Saudi Aramco is Saudi Arabia’s national oil company and the largest company in the world. These investigations led to administrative sanctions including employee dismissals, disciplinary actions, supplier debarments and monetary recoveries.
Mr. Nichols’s passion is helping the less fortunate by rooting out corruption and fraud. This passion has led to the creation of the investigative and accounting services company, Development Fraud Investigations (DFI).
MIAMI UNIVERSITY OXFORD, OHIO
B.A., Accounting & Finance
- Certified Fraud Examiner
- Professional Certified Investigator