Nick Ottens


Nick’s outstanding analytical abilities and commitment have enabled him to take on increasingly difficult challenges with significant success. His strategic mindset enables him to always see a situation from a bird’s-eye view and map out situations in ways that help the project’s execution process.
Shay Hershkovitz

Dr. Shay Hershkovitz

Head of Research, XPRIZE

Nick’s capabilities go well beyond the organization skills and competencies required of a program manager — he is also a thoughtful political analyst in his own right, consistently adding insight and vision to all the projects we have worked on together. He’s a rare talent and I can’t recommend him highly enough.
Douglas Olin

Douglas Olin

Former Director, Eurasia Group

Nick is always on-time, responding immediately to every issue, and taking care of things politely and with great tact.
Roey Tzezana

Dr. Roey Tzezana

Senior Researcher, XPRIZE

Nick is an excellent communicator over a wide variety of media and his meticulous attention to detail created a productive and efficient work environment.
Randy Cheek

Randy Cheek

Africa-Global Health Analyst

Nick is an exceptional analyst and writer with keen geopolitical insights.
Carl Forkner

Dr. Carl Forkner

Lead Analyst, Wikistrat

Nick always communicated objectives clearly and helped everyone on the team realize those objectives. He proved adept at navigating challenges in a way that kept everyone engaged and productive.
Sean Goforth

Sean Goforth

Business Journalist