John Nickolas, vice president and chief financial officer for the Philadelphia Phillies, will speak to Sport and Entertainment Management classes about The Business of Baseball on November 18. His presentations are scheduled for 10:20 and 11:30 a.m. in the Bayada Atrium.
Nickolas joined the Phillies organization in July 2003 and was named vice president, chief financial officer in 2007. He will be joined by John Festick, senior staff account for the Phillies and a 2005 graduate of Neumann University. Festick’s internship with the Phillies led to his job with the organization.
A 1985 graduate of Archbishop Ryan High School in Northeast Philadelphia, Nickolas graduated summa cum laude with a BS degree in accounting from West Chester University in 1990. He is a member of West Chester University’s Business School Advisory Council and a trustee of the university’s foundation. He has been a guest speaker at various organizations and universities in the Philadelphia area.
Prior to joining the Phillies, Nickolas served in a variety of financial and operational roles for Internet Capital Group, Inc., Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. and KPMG LLP. He is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants.
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