Nick oversees global business development for TechConnect's commercial innovation service platforms and flagship events, including TechConnect World and Defense TechConnect. He also manages the TechConnect Ventures team which delivers Innovation Challenges, Accelerators, Prize Competitions, Pitches, technology scouting, new venture discovery, open innovation strategy and pipeline-building programs for customers in industry, government, and investment. He also supports new business development initiatives for TechConnect's parent company, ATI. Nick has designed and executed hundreds of collaborative programs which have generated billions of dollars in new and value-added opportunities and partnerships for customers to date. Nick holds a M.S. from Kent State University and a B.S from John Carroll University. He is based in Orlando, Florida.