Vice President, Corporate Controller
Nick oversees the Finance and Accounting functions for Skyline’s Family of Companies, including the day-to-day accounting operations for Skyline Construction, ACCEND, and Skyline Capital Builders. He is responsible for connecting operational activities to financial implications and streamlining business operations that drive growth, increase efficiency and improve the bottom-line. Nick is an analytical and detail-oriented team leader, who coordinates business planning, administrative functions, accounting and budgeting efforts.
HIS BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE
A well-known corporate finance executive and CPA / MBA, Nick has built, led and advised corporations ranging in revenue from $20M to $2B. He brings more than two decades of progressive experience in finance and operations management within construction, manufacturing, environmental services, food and beverage and technology organizations. Nick has strong qualifications in implementing financial controls and fostering change management strategies. He has contributed directly to improved financial performance, heightened productivity, and enhanced internal controls for his former employers, including Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Severn Trent Services, Softer Lite Window Company, Nokia, Ecker Enterprises, Novak Construction, Hard Surface Solutions, Balanced Environments, and Loberg Construction.
HIS MANAGEMENT PHILOSOPHY
Nick possess solid leadership, communication and interpersonal skills. He promotes and fosters an open and collaborative culture to help build next-generation practices. He believes it is important to empower the team and give them control over day-to-day accounting operations. Finance plays an essential role throughout Skyline’s Family of Companies, which requires building bridges across field operations and various finance functions. Nick understands broad construction technology trends and translates them into operations and finance efficiencies. He believes that continuously investing in learning and development for employees is critical to the company’s success.
HIS INTERESTS AND HOBBIES
Nick lives in the northern Chicago suburbs with his wife and three daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys teaching his twin daughters how to drive, attending their drama productions at school and being a “Guinea pig” for his oldest, who is practicing to be an esthetician.