Walter Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols, CAM, CAE, IOM is founder and president of Flieger Strategies, LLC which was formed to help business aviation companies, as well as aircraft owners and operators, achieve their full potential. He also serves on the board of directors, as independent director, of Volato.

Nichols is a results-oriented, entrepreneurial executive with a consistent record of success leading staff and volunteer teams, creating strategy, inspiring innovation and managing complex budgets with a proven capability to turn around under-performing lines of business.

Nichols’ business aviation career began in June 2003 when he was hired by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) as manager of tax & finance issues. He quickly advanced in the association, taking on new roles and responsibilities while gaining broad experience in operational issues as well as running various lines of business for NBAA. Nichols retired from NBAA in April 2021 as senior vice president, strategy & innovation.

A life-long learner, Nichols earned the Certified Aviation Manager (CAM), Certified Association Executive (CAE) and Institute for Organizational Management (IOM) credentials. He is an active instrument-rated private pilot and owns a Grumman Tiger aircraft.

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