As president for Frederick, Maryland’s office of Orases, Nick has the privilege of leading a diverse, smart and talented group of individuals across a variety of disciplines and clients ranging from NFL, MLB, Johns Hopkins University, Hershey and Walter Reed Hospital. A creative problem solver and strategic thinker, Nick has over 20 years of experience in the digital landscape. An active thought leader in the industry, Nick authored and created the Digital Framework, which is an interactive process of working with organizations to align values to their culture, leadership style and strategic thinking. Nick’s enthusiasm for value-driven cultures earned Orases several awards including the Entrepreneur Magazine – 2015 Best Culture accolade.
Nick is also known for creating one of the most disruptive trends in online sheet music by creating the first ever community for learning to play guitar online. His product was covered in the New York Times and earned him a personal meeting with Harry Fox Agency, Sony and BMG.
With a zeal for success Nick has positioned himself as a leader in the Frederick community; serving as past president and treasurer of his church and also participating in several volunteer activities and community programs including the Forbes Tech Council, Rotary, Tech Frederick, Entrepreneurial Council, Vistage, Accelerent, Frederick Innovative Technology Center and the new Tech Incubator program in Downtown Frederick.
Nick holds a B.A. from Frostburg State University and a Master’s in Information Technology from RIT He holds concentrations in User Interface Design, Software Development and Project Management and was fortunate enough to study under some of the most innovative minds in the industry. He currently resides in a suburb of Frederick, not far from his favorite hiking trail on Sugarloaf Mountain. When Nick isn’t working, playing guitar, fly-fishing or grilling with friends – he can be found spending quality time with his wife, son and daughter.
Nick enjoys playing guitar and coaching his kids flag football teams for over 7 years. In addition, he also enjoys mountain biking, fishing, fly fishing, hiking and exploring the woods over the beach.
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Nick enjoys taking any obstacle that others say can’t be done and taking it to 11.
“If you could take the powers of Superman and roll them up in an Orases Marvel costume I would be the first one in it!”