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Nick Florio

Nick (Chair 2022-) is an accomplished corporate leader and a retired Senior Principal at Deloitte in Risk & Financial Advisory Services. His perspective and business acumen were gained from diverse experiences as a COO, working engineer, military commander, and financial, turnaround, and risk expert for domestic and multi-national organizations, and private equity. As an advisor to these entities, he works across stakeholder groups, providing the C-Suite and corporate boards an integrated viewpoint on operational, financial, risk, talent, and performance improvement.

As a former business unit leader, Nick developed and led the strategy for three successful service offerings: construction advisory, commercial due diligence and integrated transaction valuation. He helped formulate go-to-market initiatives, and held P&L, operations, and industry leadership roles, as well as talent development, growth, and client satisfaction responsibilities. As a military officer, and a Regional Managing Principal (RMP), and COO at Deloitte, Nick oversaw the turnaround, revitalization, and transformation of various business units that were the equivalent of being “bankrupt” or in “financial distress” into businesses that met or exceeded plan with a strategy for future growth and succession. He has over 35 years of experience in leading and advising on transaction structuring, M&A negotiations and due diligence, intellectual property monetization, financial analysis, dispute resolution and litigation support.

Nick serves on the National Advisory Board for Peer Forward (formally College Summit), a nonprofit focused on fostering a college-going culture in high schools for low-income students. He currently serves on the audit and finance committee.

He is a graduate of Hofstra University with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering; Columbia University with a master’s degree in Industrial Management & Economics; New York University with an advanced professional certificate in Tax and Finance; and Harvard Business School with a certificate in leading Professional Services Firms. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and the Senior Accredited Appraiser designation (ASA) in Business Valuation from the American Society of Appraisers. Nick is a founding member of the San Francisco chapter of the Private Directors Association (PDA) and a member of its program committee.