Nikie joined Verimatrix in 2014, transitioning to the pay TV realm from the video games industry. Before her move, she managed a small team of anti-piracy analysts providing content protection to the Entertainment Software Association. Her background encompasses copyright enforcement, online investigations, digital rights management, anti-piracy and content protection-based investigations and case management as well as private investigation. She has a love for the fast-paced world of information security and intelligence gathering and stays immersed in the community. She has worked with senate committees focusing upon the development and enforcement of copyright and trademarks in addition to participating in the creation and deployment of copyright education programs. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations with a focus on the Middle East.