Niko Cafiro is a Chief Executive Officer, Second Level Executive Grade within the Syndicate mobile forces. CEO Cafiro was the second-in-command of the Syndic flotilla which clashed with the Lost Fleet in the Cavalos system. After the battle, in which the Syndic fleet was soundly defeated, Cafiro was found drifting in a survival pod, was taken aboard the Kururi, and transferred to the Dauntless for interrogation. While being interrogated by Lieutenant Iger and Captain Geary, Cafiro unwittingly confirmed Geary's suspicions about Syndicate knowledge of the alien intelligences on the far side of Syndicate space.