Recognized by BBVA’s Top Talent Program and TXWSW’s celebration of A Decade of Phenomenal Women.
She started her career in Boston before making her way to Texas. She has over 20 years of experience in operations, trading and compliance with startups, boutiques, large, & international firms. During that time, Nichole has held various roles within financial services: trader, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and AML Officer.
Nichole’s speaking engagements include: Thomson Reuters, HFBOA, DSTA, NSCP, and STA where she promotes operational risk management, industry, compliance and regulatory focused initiatives as well as initiatives supporting women in leadership. Learning and sharing are lifelong passions of hers as is evidenced by her degree in Finance from Boston College, an MBA from Southern Methodist University, the Securities Industry Institute (SII) program through Wharton/SIFMA as well as other notable management certificates from University of Texas, University of Dallas and University of North Carolina executive programs.
Nichole actively engages in her community and takes on leadership roles to support their missions: BBVA’s Volunteer Chapter, Women in Leadership and LeaderLink, SIFMA AML, TXWSW Board of Directors, Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professionals PTO, and The Women’s Resource. She volunteers as a mentor for BBVA employees and Boston College students.