Dave Nicholas is the President and CEO of Nicholas Company, an investment firm specializing in capitalization growth companies. He oversees their daily investment process as well as serving as co-portfolio manager for Nicholas Fund, Nicholas II and Nicholas Limited Edition.
Before joining the firm, Dave served as Chief Investment Officer for an investment consulting and slope monitoring instrumentation company in Tucson, Arizona. Through this experience, he has cultivated an insightful investment philosophy and process.
Early Life and Education
He was born in Tregaron, Cardiganshire to Elizabeth (nee Williams) and Daniel Nicholas – a bank’s chief cashier. After serving his national service with the army, he worked on the Yorkshire Post before joining ITN as their Chief Subeditor.
He went on to serve ITN’s editor-in-chief (1977-89), chief executive (1989-91) and chairman. Additionally, he produced News at Ten – Britain’s first half-hour daily news program – which he helped shape from its early days when it pioneered on-the-spot reporting from war zones for viewers.
He rose to be a prominent figure in ethnoarchaeology, conducting groundbreaking research across west Africa and eventually becoming professor of anthropology and archaeology at the University of Calgary. His interest in material culture of Cameroonia’s Sukur peoples culminated in him adding their cultural landscape to Unesco World Heritage list in 2014.
Dave is a prominent litigator who has represented public interest groups in state court cases involving constitutional disputes. Additionally, he has represented environmental organizations in federal enforcement suits against major industrial companies.
He has achieved success through consent decrees that require significant emissions reductions and extensive plant upgrades, among other things. Other noteworthy accomplishments include ceasing aerial spraying of pesticides over commercial blueberry fields in Maine; clearing up ordnance and chemical weapons at a former U.S. Army base in California; and upgrading Newport, Rhode Island’s sewer system.
David is an award-winning author and editor, as well as a talented musician. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Utah and an MFA in Creative Writing from Boise State University.
Achievement and Honors
David Nicholas has had a storied career in the entertainment industry. Throughout his life, he has received numerous honors and awards.
One of the most coveted awards he received was the National Broadcasters Association (NBA), given annually to broadcasters who have made an impact on society and culture. Furthermore, he was a member of the Royal Television Society where he participated in many events and earned honorary membership.
Dave Nicholas has achieved success both in the entertainment industry and business. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
He has also been recognized for his contributions to education. Currently, he serves as Superintendent of Schools for Washakie County School District #1 in Wyoming.
David Nicholas has extensive experience in the legal profession. He has represented citizens and environmental groups in high-profile cases to safeguard natural resources and safeguard public health.
Dave has been an investor and active participant in the capitalization growth industry for over three decades, seeking out companies with sustainable growth potential, consistent earnings growth and healthy balance sheets. When market opportunities present themselves, Dave often opts for non-conventional strategies rather than following consensus guidelines.
David has a deep-seated passion for motorsports, and has been driving his BMW 2002 for over two decades. During that time, David won five SVRA group 1 titles as well as the 2020 BS championship.
David Nicholas is an accomplished cyclist with an estimated net worth of $1-5 Million. Currently based in Australia, he competes internationally.
Dave is a C3 classified road and track specialist who earned himself a gold medal at the 2012 Paralympics. Though born with cerebal palsy, his disability never stopped him from pursuing athletic success.
He has amassed an impressive YouTube channel with 675K subscribers. Additionally, he runs Online Business Academy – an educational platform for entrepreneurs.
His YouTube channel has enabled him to earn a substantial income over the years, due to his hard work and dedication to the platform.