Nick came to Princeton from Livingston (N.J.) High School. A civil engineering major, he served four years as football manager. A teammate said this was “an extraordinarily complex job, and he filled the role extraordinarily.” A member of Cottage Club and ’82’s first class president, he received the W. Sanderson Detwiler 1903 Prize and Class of 1901 Medal. After graduation he joined the University as its youngest-ever sports information director, earned an MBA at Stanford Business School in 1986, and joined McKinsey & Co. He worked as press secretary and then campaign manager for New Jersey Sen. Bill Bradley ’65.
Nick’s rise in the internet industry was meteoric. He was listed among “The 50 People Who Matter Most on the Internet” in Newsweek and profiled in Wired magazine. In 1993 he founded Odyssey, a market-research firm focused on how the public uses new technology to consume media. An expert in corporate governance, he taught at Stanford and served on too many boards to list. Classmates admire Nick for his extraordinary accomplishments, but they also treasure memories of Nick the friend, counselor, and advocate.
Nick is survived by his father, Nick Sr.; sister Lisa; brothers Guy and Chris; and seven nieces and nephews. The class mourns alongside the surviving family.