Mark Nicholls

Senior Vice President, HRG Search

Board Member: Corporate

Mark retired from Bank of America after having served as the Corporate Workplace, Security, Supply Chain Management and Enterprise Services Executive. He was responsible for developing workplace and real estate strategies for the company’s 275,000 associates, covering 125 million square feet of space in 12,000 facilities. Nicholls joined the bank in May 2001 as Personnel Executive for Transaction Services. Until assuming his noted role in September 2004, he was Senior Personnel executive for the Technology & Operations, Quality & Productivity, and Legal lines of business, leading personnel strategy for 30,000 associates.

Before joining Bank of America, Nicholls held various leadership roles at Honeywell and its predecessors for eight years. He initially joined AlliedSignal in 1993 to provide leadership for the General Aviation Avionics and Aerospace Services. There Nicholls led a change management and growth process that resulted in the organization growing from $800 million revenue and 1,800 people to $3.4 billion revenue and 5,000 people in 1998. He then accepted the role of Vice President Personnel for Marketing, Six Sigma & Supply Chain in Morristown, N.J. and was deeply involved in both the AlliedSignal/Honeywell merger and the proposed Honeywell/GE mergers. Prior to 1993 he was Vice President of Personnel for Progressive Companies in Cleveland, Ohio.

Mr. Nicholls earned and received a bachelor’s degree in Business and Organization Development from Bowling Green University in Ohio and an MBA from the University of Georgia. Nicholls is a Private Pilot and a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.