Adrian J. Nicholas
Director of Finance, Executive Team member

Mr. Nicholas joined the SUNSHINE Awards in August 1995 as a Budget Analyst where he focused on the preparation, execution and monitoring of the organization’s budget. In August 1998, Mr. Nicholas joined the SUNSHINE Awards Executive Team as the Vice President of Finance where he focused on developing, implementing and aligning the organization’s corporate financial strategy with its goals. 

Mr. Nicholas has over 10 years of experience working in various financial assignments: Staff Accountant at Baruch College in the Student Services Accounting Unit, Investment Accountant in the Mutual Fund Administration Group at the Bank of New York Mellon, and Senior Treasury Analyst at American Capital Strategies Ltd. 

Mr. Nicholas graduated with a BBA degree in Finance and Economics from City University of New York’s Baruch College.  He also holds a dual MBA/MS degree from University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business specializing in International Business and Supply Chain Management.  Mr. Nicholas is also a veteran serving in the US Marine Corps Reserves as a Logistics Officer at the present rank of Captain.

He is married to the former Liza Fernandez and they have two children: Christopher Hayden and Rachel Lyza.