“Don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you are done.” – Unknown

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Nick's Journey

Taking Risks. As Will Smith quotes, “On the other side of your maximum fear are all of the best things in life.”

From my upbringing in the San Francisco Bay Area, to attending San Jose State University, to visiting over 16 countries…pushing myself to uncomfortable limits continues to drive me everyday.

A Small Step in Education. I still remember like it was yesterday when I in high school was learning about this [at the time] foreign concept of business case studies to compete in DECA’s International Career Development Conference. It was a simple competition back then, however was a profound moment that influenced much of what I pursued in the future.

That curiosity continued on through my time at San Jose State University, where I was eager to be involved in EVERYTHING that I could. Throughout my time there I was able to learn so much and make so many friends while involved as: a Resident Advisor, Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, Associated Students, and a number of other student organizations.

“Adulting.” Professionally I have focused on refining my skillsets at the intersection of where technology (software) meets the business world. Some of those experiences include:

always strive to learn more…


Est. 2018 – STAXX Nutrition

The leading monthly subscription supplement provider dedicated to providing quality nutrition at the affordable prices. Supplements are more than just for those who go to the gym…

Est. 2013 – QMi Systems, Inc.

The first startups I helped co-found with the mission to help student pre-order and pay for their meals and drinks at on-campus food vendors. 


"Forward-thinking and extremely personable, Nick is the type of person you want managing your team while constantly coming up with new ways to improve product."
Adam Sendler
Operations, FoundersList
"...he has extraordinary entrepreneurial skills and demonstrates vision, initiative, tenacity and excellent communication skills in all of the projects he undertakes."
Ellen Junn
President, CSU Stanislaus
"He ran many effective guerrilla campaigns achieving 1000's of conversions...very energetic, innovative, talented marketer and leader!"
Chandra Kalle
Head of Engineering, LeanTaaS

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