Nik is the Vice President of Tools and Data Products as FanDuel. He came over after the company he founded, numberFire, was acquired in August 2015. Nik is a recognized leader in the data and sports fields, having given lectures at multiple universities and keynote talks at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference and elsewhere.
Nik has extensive experience in the startup industry, serving as the Creative Director for several funded and profitable companies, including Spongecell (Halo/IPG) and WorkMarket (USV/Spark Capital). Prior to the startup world, he was at Yahoo, where he was the lead designer for the OpenID/oAuth implementations, as well as the lead designer for all payment and checkout screens.
Nik is a honors graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, with a Bachelors Degree in Information Systems/Communication Design in 2004, and a Masters Degree in Information Systems Management in 2005. During his time at Carnegie Mellon, Nik was awarded several AIGA Student honors, and was a two-time All-American and fourteen-time All-Conference athlete.