Nick is the President & CEO of V+V Apothicaire, a food and beverage company that creates juices and soups with 100 percent raw, organic, unaltered, and unprocessed ingredients. Nick’s background as brand marketer, consumer researcher and corporate stratgegist for both Consumer Packaged Goods firms & Technology companies provides a unique blend of experience and skills that qualify him to drive business growth. He is currently a Managing Partner at NPower Ventures, a boutique strategy consulting firm and an Adjunct Professor of Marketing Strategy at Southern Methodist University for the EMBA Program. Additionally, he is on the Board of Directors of the Community Council of Greater Dallas and a Chairman of the Earned Income Committee. He has been an advisor to portfolio companies backed by angel and private equity investors, which he guides on strategy development, marketing, and sales growth initiatives. His entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen have driven growth of multi-million dollar brands within the food industry in senior positions such as VP of Strategy for Frontier Communications, Head of Market Strategy at Dean Foods, Senior Director of Enterprise Strategy at ConAgra, and General Manager of the TXU Energy’s OUt of Territory Energy division. His expertise in branding, insights, and the ecommerce platforms have assisted many entrepreneurial business in the Dallas area.