Nicole Smith

Nicole Smith

Tripepi Smith

Nicole has over twenty-five years of experience in accounting and financial analysis, human resources and marketing. In 2002, she co-founded Tripepi Smith and has helped build it into a statewide public affairs firm with over one hundred public agencies, as well as private and non-profit clients.


Prior to launching Tripepi Smith, Nicole worked in PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ Business Assurance group, where she focused primarily on real estate and benefit plan audits. She later served as the Assistant Corporate Controller and Senior Financial Analyst for a publicly-traded homebuilder located in Orange County, and then worked for multiple clients in the real estate and services industries as an independent accountant. She now serves as the CFO and Director of HR for Tripepi Smith.


Nicole’s alma mater is Claremont McKenna College, where she graduated cum laude with a degree in Economics-Accounting.


Nicole is a Sustainer member of the Vista Irvine chapter of National Charity League and volunteers throughout her local community. She is the proud mom of a Wake Forest University college student. She resides in Ladera Ranch with her husband and dog and enjoys reading, hiking, working out and cooking.