President & Chief Operating Officer, Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.
Nicholas Fink is president and chief operating officer (COO), Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.
Nick oversees the Plumbing, Cabinets, and Doors & Security businesses and is focused on identifying opportunities to maximize the company’s growth potential. He ensures the businesses understand market changes – including trade, labor and competitive dynamics – and their impact, and applies incremental resources to capture the opportunities ahead. He also drives the strategic planning process with division presidents, and partners with supply chain and operations to explore the continued evolution of supply chains in a dynamic environment.
Nick was previously president, Fortune Brands Global Plumbing Group (GPG). The GPG platform was formed to accelerate growth of our plumbing business to become a multi-brand, category and geography business. Under his leadership, the GPG grew from a single brand, Moen, into Fortune Brands’ highest margin business and acquired Rohl, Riobel, Perrin & Rowe, Victoria + Albert and Shaws, which it brought together under the House of Rohl.
Nick joined Fortune Brands in June 2015 as senior vice president – global growth and development. In that position, he focused on partnering with senior leaders across Fortune Brands to identify, assess and execute opportunities to grow our businesses around the world.
Nick has more than 20 years of international and consumer brand experience with an expertise in business leadership, mergers and acquisitions and strategy. Prior to coming to Fortune Brands, he worked at Beam Suntory, Inc., where he was the president of Asia Pacific and South America, leading eight operating units in 45 markets throughout the region including Brazil, India, China and Australia. In that role, Nick led the return of the business to market share growth in its core Australian business, as well as across all other measured markets, while also leading the integration of the Suntory operating units in the region into the legacy Beam business.
Before that, Nick was chief strategy officer and senior vice president of Beam Inc. He also served as the managing director of Beam Global Canada where he led an acceleration of the business resulting in multiple years of market-beating growth.
Nick first joined Beam Global Spirits & Wine as its associate general counsel in 2006. He began his legal career at Bell, Boyd and Lloyd in Chicago where he was a partner in the corporate practice group.
Nick has a Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University and an undergraduate degree from the Institut d'Etudes des Relations Internationales, in Paris, France.