Nick Maroules

Nick Maroules

Assurance Partner


BDO Chicago Office



Executive Summary

Nick Maroules leads BDO’s Financial Services practice in the Central region. He has a strong track record providing assurance services to private equity and venture capital funds, including small business investment companies (SBICs) and business development companies (BDCs). His clientele pursue a range of strategies including leveraged buyout, growth equity, venture capital, mezzanine, distressed debt, real estate, asset-based lending, and other types of special situations.

In addition to providing accounting and assurance services, Nick consults with financial services clients on financial and regulatory compliance matters. He assists both listed and private investment funds in structuring their operating agreements, offering memorandums, advising them on the accounting issues that affect their operations. Nick has in-depth knowledge of the SBIC program and BDC regulatory requirements. He also advises clients on global investment performance standards (GIPS).

Over the course of his career, Nick has been involved with initial and secondary public offerings, has worked extensively with various securities counsel and underwriters, and has been a frequent speaker at various private equity, BDC and SBIC conferences throughout the country. He also serves on the Small Business Investor Alliance’s (SBIA) accounting and tax committee.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Association for Corporate Growth
Illinois CPA Society
National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
Small Business Investor Alliance, Accounting and Tax Committee


B.S., Accounting, Illinois State University