Kevin L. Nichols is the Founder, President & CEO of The Social Engineering Project, Inc., an Oakland based, Google and Microsoft funded, social impact venture with Stanford University designed to address the lack of diversity in the tech industry through STEM pipeline programs for Black and Indigenous People of Color (“BIPOC”) and diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting for tech companies.
Prior to joining The Social Engineering Project, Inc., Kevin worked in multifaceted capacities at top firms such as Morrison & Foerster (Mofo), Paul Hastings, Heller Ehrman, and Holland & Knight (H&K). There, he has garnered relationships with some of the most influential and well respected legal minds in the industry, as well as junior associates who through attrition, are now counsel for some of the top Fortune 500 companies.
He is the founder of two professional networking LinkedIn groups in the Bay Area with over 8,000 members combined, that meet regularly to identify business goals and objectives and facilitate referrals to achieve same. He organizes monthly and quarterly events to bring the Bay Area business community together and creates career-networking opportunities for those who he encounters. Kevin is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.