Nicole Mitchell, CPA, CGMA, MBA   

Chief Practice Officer | I help practice leaders and C-level executives in all industries develop solutions to business challenges.


Nicole Mitchell at Aprio

Who I work with

I work with practice leaders and C-level executives in all industries. By “connecting the dots,” I develop creative solutions to ensure that clients realize their goals, providing end-to-end efficiencies to produce value.

My specialty

I specialize in solution design, market expansion and profitable growth. I’m a champion for change, a technology adopter and innovator.

Nicole Mitchell - Results delivered

Results I have delivered

In my previous role as a line partner in advisory, I took multiple federal contracting clients from startup to lucrative exit. One client in particular exited the market for a sales price of $350M. I have saved clients millions of dollars in government audits and federal contract cost recovery over the years, not to mention increased profitability on strategic indirect cost recovery.

Unique things about me

I live on a farm with my husband, Sean, our three children and our rescue pets. We love to garden and collect fresh eggs in the morning. We try to live with minimal impact and even heat our home with a wood gasification system. I enjoy sunrise walks and waking up to a rooster crowing. My husband and I have been together since I was 17.

Picture of chickens on a farm
Nicole Mitchell kayaking

When I am not at work

We spend time at our family getaway on Maryland’s eastern shore enjoying all that Chesapeake Bay has to offer. We are often out fishing, kayaking and paddleboarding. Going out on my paddleboard brings me peace and I love paddleboard yoga at sunrise. We also enjoy sharing a meal that we sourced from the Chesapeake Bay — MD crabs, oysters and rockfish are family favorites.

People say I am


Motivated, trusting, and efficient. I have a large comfort zone.



I received my Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Frostburg State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Mount Saint Mary’s College. I am a licensed CPA and CGMA, and I am a member of the AICPA. Additionally, I am a supporter of Girls on the Run mid-MD, USA Swimming, USA Youth Triathlon and a founding member of the Veterans Institute for Procurement.