Nick holds a BBA in Accounting from University of Texas, Austin. He has worked for venture capital funds since 1985. For Austin Ventures from 1985 until 2004, then part-time with Silverton Partners from 2005 to 2011. After being in retirement for roughly 2.5 years, joined up with Silverton Partners again, as of October 2013, again in a part-time capacity.
Nick is an environmentalist, supporting a number of causes over the years, including CCF, the Northern Jaguar Project, Wildlife Conservation Society, the Snow Leopard Trust, Panthera, among others. He has made two trips to volunteer at CCF, Namibia, namely 4 weeks in late 2011 and 6 weeks in early 2012, helping out on the financial
systems and analysis side with the dairy goat and bushblok businesses. He also is a volunteer at the Denver Zoo since 2008 and is a big brother through Big Brothers Big Sisters since September 2013. Nick, and his girlfriend Sandra, spend a lot of time outdoors doing activities such as hiking, snow shoeing, running and cycling.