Nicole Parnell

Nicole Parnell

Managing Director; Retirement Plan Services Leader


BDO Norfolk Office



Executive Summary

Nicole Parnell is a managing director in BDO’s Compensation and Benefits practice, leading the national Third Party Administration specialty group. With more than 20 years of experience in the administration of Qualified Retirement Plans, she has technical experience in all facets of plan design, operation, and compliance.

Nicole’s experience includes advising businesses across all industries and sizes on the implementation and administration of retirement plans including, but not limited to, 401(k) profit sharing, cash balance and employee stock ownership plans. She has extensive experience consulting with business owners and executives on the strategic and tax benefits of employee benefit plans.

Nicole has presented on qualified plan administration topics including at the Virginia Society of CPAs training as well as at BDO’s national training conferences.

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries
The ESOP Association


B.S., Accounting and Finance, Old Dominion University

Community Involvement

Cosmopolitan Club of Norfolk
Development Committee, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters
Downtown Circle, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters
Former Board of Directors of the Junior League, Inc. of Norfolk – Virginia Beach