As Program Manager, Nick leads corporate and university partnerships to ideate, design, and launch new ventures and venture studios. Prior to joining High Alpha Innovation, Nick held various senior leadership roles at Northwestern Mutual. Nick sees the world as a fishbowl of opportunities and tries to never waste a good opportunity - like when he started the first seed accelerator for US Military Veterans on behalf of the Obama Administration or the first venture studio in the financial services industry while at Northwestern Mutual. When you meet Nick, you'll quickly appreciate why he believes the most valuable skill in life is learning how to be self-sufficient. He also has a very understanding wife who supports his startup building habits and three impressionable kids he passes his passions onto.