Nicole Nugent has over 20 years of experience advising middle-market companies on a wide range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private and public equity and debt offerings, restructurings, and valuations, with a focus on the Consumer and Retail industries. Prior to joining Armory, Nicole served as CFO for Wings&Arrow, a leading beverage producer in the rapidly growing Beyond Beer segment. Before joining Wings&Arrow, Nicole was a Managing Director in Food, Beverage & Agribusiness group at Cascadia Capital and before that was the Co-Head of Investment Banking at First Beverage Group, where she advised numerous brands across the beverage alcohol and non-alcohol segments. Before joining First Beverage, Nicole was a Managing Director in Consumer Investment Banking at Imperial Capital, where she executed numerous restructuring, leveraged finance, and merger & acquisition engagements. Nicole began her banking career at Citigroup and also spent time at Bear Stearns and Banc of America Securities.
Nicole holds an MBA from The Anderson School at UCLA, a Graduate Diploma in Economics from The London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from UCLA, where she competed on both the cross-country and track and field teams.