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Paul Nicolai Joins Leading CFO Services Firm SeatonHill as Newest Partner on the Northeast Team

Updated: Mar 14

Corporate Leadership | Financial Strategy | Organizational Transformation

BALTIMORE, February 21, 2024 - SEATONHILL PARTNERS, LP, the nation’s fastest-growing strategic CFO services firm, is pleased to announce that Paul Nicolai has joined as a Partner on the firm’s Northeast team.


Nicolai is an experienced Chief Financial Officer in Private Equity-owned companies, collaborating directly with Private Equity Partners and Corporate Leadership Teams. His responsibilities have included direct management of the CFO suite, encompassing Purchasing, Human Resources, and IT departments. Paul has a strong manufacturing background in Chemicals, Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Construction, and Contract Manufacturing. He is an actively Licensed CPA with prior Public Accounting experience at Price Waterhouse. Paul is a roll-up-your-sleeves, data-driven leader with expertise in FP&A, pricing strategies, business KPIs, and custom business reporting. He also has cost accounting proficiency, redesigning costing methods and metrics to better evaluate efficiencies and cost structures. Paul also has Employee Benefits expertise in evaluating strategy with complete management in fully and self-insured platforms.


“We are excited to have Paul join as a Partner on our Northeast team and share his 25+ years of diverse experience with our clients.  With a proven track record of delivering results within private equity and an array of manufacturing sectors, Paul will make an immediate and profound impact,” shared John Ball, co-founder and CEO of SeatonHill.


“I am excited about joining SeatonHill Partners. I look forward to working with clients and providing them with financial expertise and strategies that drive sustainable growth,” shared Nicolai.


Nicolai received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management in Strategic Management and Finance.



SeatonHill provides organizations financial leadership with a strategic and operational focus by placing elite CFO talent to challenge the business and contribute to operational decisions to achieve results. With our curated talent, our financial leaders guide small and medium sized businesses through complex financial problems to mitigate risk and achieve organizational goals.

We are the fastest-growing CFO services firm in the nation, offering the power of combined thought leadership and the support of the country’s top financial talent to the benefit of all our clients. SeatonHill has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Houston, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, and Washington D.C.

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