Mr. Nicolaisen currently serves on the Board of Directors of Morgan Stanley, MGIC Investment Corporation, Verizon Communications Inc. and Zurich Insurance Group. Mr. Nicolaisen also serves in a variety of advisory capacities to other companies. At the request of Henry M. Paulson, Jr., in 2008 Mr. Nicolaisen co-chaired the US Treasury Advisory Committee on the Audit Profession. In 2009, Mr. Nicolaisen was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Financial Executives Institute. Mr. Nicolaisen serves on the Board of Advisors for the University of Southern California, Leventhal School of Accounting.
From September 2003 to November 2005, Mr. Nicolaisen was the Chief Accountant, US Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to joining the SEC, Mr. Nicolaisen was a senior partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).