NIKA CFO Usman Shakir Named to Serve as Firm’s Chief Operating Officer

Shakir will perform a dual role as both CFO and COO of the rapidly growing Maryland company.

Rockville, MD, January 24, 2017/ —  NIKA, a global provider of architecture, engineering, facilities and operations and maintenance solutions to government, recently announced that current Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Usman Shakir will also be named Chief Operating Officer of the company. Shakir brings two decades of comprehensive experience in both finance and operations, making him uniquely qualified to serve in this dual role.

NIKA President and Chief Executive Officer Kabir Chaudhary commented on the appointment: “Since joining NIKA in 2015, Usman has demonstrated an exceptional talent for leveraging positive change  and nurturing tangible growth for our company. He’s helped foster and guide our company’s progress by showing us new ways to tighten our operational and financial processes, and has had a meaningful impact on the company’s strategy and business operations.”

Focused primarily in the areas of technology, software, internet, and government contracting, Shakir’s functional expertise includes M&A transactions, financial planning and analysis (FP&A), business valuations, risk management, treasury, business operations and strategy, and operational infrastructure development. Before joining NIKA, Shakir served as Chief Financial Officer at Berico Technologies and held senior corporate finance roles with Deltek and with AOL, where he led finance operations for divisions with revenue exceeding $100M.

”As NIKA continues to experience rapid growth and positive change, I am very humbled and excited about the opportunity to help lead the company during this period.”  Shakir continued, “There are exciting times ahead for NIKA, so we will continue to leverage the great work by our employees and partners in support of our customers’ needs.”


About NIKA

NIKA is revolutionizing how businesses and governments design, build and manage real property. By combining architecture, engineering, enterprise technology, and facilities operations management services all under one roof, we are able to provide unparalleled value to our clients. With nearly two decades of experience serving organizations across the world, NIKA provides exceptional client service that is designed to enhance operational excellence and readiness while meeting mission objectives.

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