"Like it or not, the government is in everybody's life," Mr. Nicholson said. "The bigger and the more successful an individual or a company gets, the more relevant your involvement with the government becomes. You have to get yourself protected from the government."
"We are here to help businesses survive and thrive," Mr. Nicholson said. "When I decided to leave the government I wanted only two things for my new job: a company that has an office in Colorado and D.C., and one that is not static or staid. I wanted to be at a company that is entrepreneurial and results-oriented."