Mr. Nikola, COO for BFI, specializes in ingredients used in the food, fragrance and pharmaceutical industries. Nick served as President of Geneva Ingredients, Inc,. until 2001, when Geneva was sold to Kerry Group, a publicly traded UK company. Since that time, Nick has had a role in advising members of The Brookside Group on ingredient related acquisitions. Prior to his tenure with Geneva, Nick held many executive positions within the flavor industry, including General Manger, Executive VP and VP of Sales & Marketing. His prior associations include Crompton & Knowles, Sanofi Bio-Industries, Cultor (a spin-off of Pfizer Food Science). After the association with Geneva, Nick joined Agilex Flavors & Fragrances as Senior VP, Sales & Marketing. Nick is currently a flavor and food ingredients consultant, helping organizations to gain purchase in this highly competitive market. He is a graduate of Marquette University, receiving a Bachelors degree in Chemistry.