Nicole Fernandez McGovern

Independent Director

Since August 2016, Nicole has served as Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President of Operations at AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. (“AgEagle”), charged with overseeing the NYSE-listed Company’s global financial operations to include managing financial planning, general tax and accounting activities, capital formation, SEC reporting and other key financial duties. From May 5, 2020 through May 18, 2020, she  also served as AgEagle’s Interim Chief Executive Officer during the Company’s transition to a new CEO.

From January 2014 to September 2022, Nicole served as a Partner at Premier Financial Filings. Prior to joining AgEagle, she served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Trunity Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded education technology company from April 2012 to January 2016. While at Trunity, Nicole led the successful restructuring of the Company by acquiring a new compounding pharmacy business and finalizing the spin-out of the legacy education business into a newly formed private company. From 2011, she has been serving as President of RCM Financial Consulting, a specialized consulting firm she founded to focus on providing interim accounting and financial services to small- and medium-sized businesses.  For the preceding ten years from 2001 to 2010, she was a financial manager at Elizabeth Arden where she was involved with all aspects of the Nasdaq-listed company’s SEC and financial reporting processes. She launched her professional career at KPMG, LLP in its audit and assurance practice, where she managed various large scale engagements for both public and privately held companies.

Nicole earned a Master of Business Administration degree with concentration in Accounting and International Business  and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with concentration in Accounting, both from the University of Miami. In addition to being fluent in Spanish, she is also a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida and serves on the boards of the South Florida Chapter of Financial Executives International and Pembroke Pines Charter Schools.