Nichole Pitts

Nichole Pitts

Founder & CEO of Ethintegrity

Nichole (she/her/hers) is the Founder & CEO of Ethintegrity. Her long-standing career as a senior leader and head of compliance for an international business, along with her experience with successfully navigating a company through a 3-year Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA), give her a unique understanding of the challenges facing compliance departments and organizations when it comes to implementing an effective, ethical culture and program which leads to real results. An innovative, results-driven thought leader with over 20 years’ business experience, Nichole focuses on helping companies achieve a competitive advantage through building a strong, diverse, and culture-based ethical program.

Nichole is also a knowledgeable and inspirational speaker providing presentations to organizations and conferences focusing on innovation in compliance programs, diversity & inclusion, and individuals’ empowerment. Her articles have been featured in magazines and trade publications globally. In 2016, she was named as one of Ethisphere’s Attorneys Who Matter.  And in 2018, Nichole was shortlisted by C5’s Women in Compliance for the Chief Compliance Officer of the Year – Large Company award.

Before founding Ethintegrity, Nichole was the Vice President – Compliance & Ethics Officer for Louis Berger, a global civil engineering services firm with over 50+ countries. She oversaw the global anti-corruption policy and due diligence program, identified and assessed compliance risk, conducted investigations and training on various compliance topics, and mentored employees. Nichole is considered a subject matter expert on diversity & inclusion, anti-bribery, data privacy, and compliance program development and implementation.

Nichole has a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law. She is also a certified Corporate Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) and certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator. Nichole regularly writes and contributes to articles on ethics & compliance and has been published in Ethisphere Magazine.