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More than 40 Recommendations on LinkedIn
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Ed Lau
President, Phizzle
Co-Founder, Audible

August 15, 2022

I've had the opportunity to work with Nick over the past 18 months. Nick is part of my leadership team as Director of Support for Phizzle. He is a key member of the team where he manages an offshore organization that operates 7x24x365 supporting mission critical Phizzle software used in pharmaceutical manufacturing globally. Nick was instrumental in establishing the offshore team - helping to recruit, train, and retain our very talented Support team members. While he is a very dedicated and effective manager who pays attention to details, his interpersonal skills are exceptional, enabling individual team members to operate at their peak. Further describing his strengths, Nick is also very creative with strong sense of design. This has translated into recommendations and changes to the Phizzle UI, enhancing the look and feel of the product. Nick is multi-talented and contributes to the success of the entire organization.

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Kari Baker
VP of Customer Success & Operations, Phizzle
August 10, 2022

Nick and I have worked together for 8 years. I have managed him directly throughout his work career at Phizzle and have seen him develop his skills from an Account Manager doing exceptional creative video and graphics for marketing that consistently won over our customers' needs, to becoming our Creative Brand Manager, and now he is a phenomenal Director of Customer Support. Currently, he manages the support engineers with empathy and genuine care and concern for work/life balance and our team as individuals and a whole. He has a high emotional IQ and the ability to get the best performance out of the team. He is incredibly detail-oriented, has a great eye for the aesthetic, and demonstrates a level of trust, loyalty, and dependability that is hard to find these days. I am grateful to have him on my team and for the symbiotic relationship that we have cultivated.

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Jeff Bloomer
Manager of Business Development, K-State Sports Properties
December 4, 2020

Nick has been great to work with over the years. We had never worked with Phizzle before but Nick made the transition seamless. Aside from being a very skilled graphic designer, Nick truly takes the time to make sure you understand all your options, how they fit best with your sponsor and he's with you every step of the way to ensure your campaign is successful and your sponsors are happy. No request or question is too big or small for Nick, he always makes time for his partners/customers. I would gladly welcome the opportunity to work with Nick again.


Eryn McMahan
Senior Manager - Business Development, Learfield-IMG
December 3, 2020

Nick and his team at Phizzle implemented and directed a brilliant text messaging campaign for my client during home games for the 2020 Texas Football season. From the initial planning stages to the reporting process, it was an overwhelmingly positive experience and the response rate showed that the platform provided a first-rate user experience. It is both refreshing and comforting to be able to lean on Nick’s expertise and know that success will follow. Looking forward to our future collaborations.


Mandy Chatigny
Sales & Marketing Coordinator - Aztec Sports Properties
April 1, 2017

Nick and his team at Phizzle have helped me out of a jam not once but twice in a span of only a few months. As a new user, they helped me set up my campaigns, run them, and send out messages and gifts to participants. Nick has also provided me with the reports I needed to show my clients in order to prove contract fulfillment. I will use Phizzle again for all my future campaigns!


Patrick Dillon
Director of Marketing - Xavier University
March 15, 2017

Phizzle has been a great partner to work with. Their services – like text alerts or in-game fan engagement elements – are cleaner and simpler than ones we’ve used before at Xavier. Their support team, including Nick, is very responsive and helpful whenever we have questions. Phizzle provides good value to both our fans and sponsors.


Katherine Searle
Business Development at Providence Friars Sports Properties
March 13, 2017

Phizzle has been a great tool for our clients and our property, and the customer service that Nick provides can't be beat. Nick consistently goes above and beyond for each campaign that we run, ensuring personalized support and customer satisfaction for each activation. Nick is knowledgeable about his product and works with our property and our clients to ensure a successful campaign.


Shayne Donohue
Manager of Business Development at Marquette Sports Properties
March 9, 2017

Nick has helped me bring relevant, efficient and trackable platforms to my partners and prospects who are looking for opportunities to collect data and engage with our fans. He takes care of all of the activation and programming, which makes the platform very user friendly for both me and my clients. His thoughtful and consultative feedback facilitates effective campaigns that yield results – a must in our business today!


Matt Woodward
Associate Director, Corporate Partnerships - Stanford University
March 8, 2017

Nick has been an asset with our Phizzle partnership from the setup of the campaigns to the execution and customer service when support was required during the process. With Phizzle, Nick has been responsive, helpful and overall a great partner for Stanford Athletics the last three seasons. Looking forward to a successful continued partnership


Tom Norris
General Manager at Idaho Vandals Sports Properties
March 8, 2017

Nick is hands-on from the start of a campaign to the end. He always makes the process easy for us and for our clients. Nick is always professional, friendly, and meets every deadline. I would highly recommend Nick at Phizzle to help your clients reach their marketing and sales objectives.


Matt Butler
Manager, Business Development - Cowboy Sports Properties
March 8, 2017

Phizzle was able to set up my campaigns fast and made running multiple campaigns at the same time simple. The reporting and the ease of accessing this reporting was phenomenal. Any time that I had a question or needed a specific piece of info to be pulled, Nick was always on top of things and able to provide what I needed quickly. Nick’s knowledge of the digital and mobile space was top notch and he was able to walk me through options for each campaign that CSP needed run.


John Torbeck
Manager of Business Development at Learfield Xavier Sports Properties
March 7, 2017

I recently completed a Text To Win campaign with Nick and his team at Phizzle. The entire process was easy and stress free thanks to Nick; from the initial call to talk strategy, during the design of the messaging and especially during the execution on game day, Nick made sure everything was covered. Thanks to the help of Nick, it was no surprise that our client’s campaign was a great success.


Brynn Molloy
Associate Athletic Director, Marketing and Community Relations - University of Montana
March 6, 2017

The customer service that Nick has provided us while working with Phizzle is second to none. Working in college athletics means that we have multiple sports going at any given time and we are constantly working to activate sponsorships. Often times, despite our best efforts, content changes or we have a last minute additions. Nick seems to always be accessible, responding promptly and has been able to accommodate all of our requests with professionalism. We know we can rely on Nick to not only help us activate content, but help us come up with new ideas and opportunities, enabling us to be the best we can be. We appreciate the opportunity to work with Nick!


Daniel Pfaltzgraf
Manager of Business Development - University of Toledo
October 31, 2013

Nick is an incredible leader and motion designer. He funnels creative recommendations into practical applications while displaying originality and contributing fresh ideas. By placing the needs of his clients above his own, it is clear that Nick's mission is to continually provide branding solutions that exceed his clients' expectations.


Michael Diodati
Director of Digital & Creative Services - Wilmington Blue Rocks
February 11, 2013

Nick worked with the Wilmington Blue Rocks to create new video animations and creative content for our two video boards at Frawley Stadium. Nick was very personable and easy to work with throughout the entire process. All of the creative content was completed quickly and above expectations. Nick is extremely knowledgeable and professional in what he does and it shows! It was great working with Nick.


Amy Peterson
Assistant Counsel and Manager of Sponsorship Services - Detroit Tigers
November 14, 2012

Nick helped with the set-up, design, file transfers and configuration of the new scoreboard at Comerica Park. It was a huge project and Nick along with his staff managed it effectively and efficiently. He was able to get things done in high pressure situations with little turnaround time. I would certainly welcome the opportunity to work with Nick again on another project.


Signe Engle
Manager, Entertainment & Game Production - Washington Redskins
November 9, 2012

Nick has managed all of the new creative content for our new ribbon boards at FedExField. He has completed all of our work in timely manner and done a great job matching our new elements with existing ones for a cohesive look. We have been very pleased with his work!


Kathryn Caruso
Account Manager - UM Wordwide
October 2, 2012

I have had the pleasure of working with Nick on various LED boards over the last year. He is awesome at managing projects, ensuring materials are delivered on time and offers creative solutions along the way. His knowledge for the business shines. Nick is a wonderful representative of Daktronics and we will definitely be working with them in the future!


Lisa Nagro
Senior Producer - UM Wordwide
September 14, 2012

We have used Daktronics for the last 2 years to deliver stadium graphics for our regional clients - and they have been a great partner for us. Nick is fabulous at making recommendations and providing creative ideas to improve our product and enhance the overall brand image. He has worked hard to make sure our product is delivered on time and within budget. He does a great job - I would hire him and Daktronics in a second!


Stefanie Manning
Account Manager and Creative Consultant for Creative Services - Daktronics
September 14, 2012

Nick has the unique experience of multiple roles within a workflow: digital artist, to project manager, to account manager. This knowledge - and his talents - make him a valuable asset to any creative production team.


Emily Griffin
Account manager, Corporate Marketing - Palace Sports and Entertainment
September 10, 2012

I relied on Nick to design LED signage animations for key team and venue sponsors throughout the course of several NBA seasons at The Palace of Auburn Hills, and summer concert seasons at DTE Energy Music Theatre. He consistently delivered high quality work and came through for me on projects that required very quick turnaround. Nick is artistically talented, communicative, and a joy to work with.


Laura Sgrecci
Senior Director, Marketing & Promotions - University at Buffalo
September 7, 2012

Nick is a rock star. Daktronics has been a tremendous asset in helping us improve our game presentation and Nick has been an integral part of the process. His customer service is excellent; he goes above and beyond to get things done under tight deadlines. Nick represents Daktronics well!


Shannon Senokossoff
Digital Artist - Daktronics Creative Services
September 7, 2012

It was always a pleasure to work with Nick while I was a digital artist at Daktronics; his art background gave him a good understanding of the needs, abilities, and limitations of the artists whose assignments he managed. He was able to translate clients' needs at the beginning of a project into realistic creative goals for the artists, and then later manage client feedback for revisions. He was well organized and always got us the assets and info we needed. On top of all that he has a great sense of humor and is really easy to get along with.


Rich Hollenberg
2x Emmy-winning Sportscaster - Show Host at HSN
August 30, 2012

I spent countless hours hosting electronics shows at HSN, and almost all the information I used to make each presentation worthwhile was provided by Nick.
Nick's research and knowledge was thorough, professional, and always relevant. He made my job easier. And he was always great to collaborate with.


Ashley Nellett
Assistant Account Manager - SMZ Advertising
August 29, 2012

I work with Nick on the Michigan Lottery's animations at Comerica Park for Detroit Tigers games. He is extremely enthusiastic and knowledgeable when it comes to creating our new digital signage. Nick is organized and always available for my "layman" questions. I am consistently impressed with his timeliness. He just "gets it"!


Eric Vasgaard
Daktronics Creative Services - Account Manager
February 17, 2009

Nick has a pulse on the daily activity in our Tampa office. He is willing to take the extra time to make sure things are done correctly, on time and on budget.


Mike Mahoney
Partnership Sales Executive - Carolina Panthers
February 16, 2009

Nick has done an outstanding job for my clients in designing impactful campagins that run in stadium. Nick is detail oriented and delivers projects on-time with a great deal of creativity.


Trisha Schuver
Professional Services Manager - Daktronics
February 12, 2009

It is always fun to work with Nick! He has a very ambitious spirit and is always willing to accept new challenges. As projects progress he does a great job of managing and delivering a quality project.


Chris O'Brien
Student - Rasmussen College
February 5, 2009

I have had Nick as an Instructor at Rasmussen College while taking classes for a Digital Design Degree.
Nick knows the programs and is very passionate about design and animation. Learning from Nick helps boost my confidence as a digital designer and I know I will have the skills employers look for.


Jeannette Ahrens
Digital Artist - Daktronics Creative Services
February 4, 2009

Nick is a professional and trustworthy manager. I can always count on him to help guide me with any project that I might have a question on. I also find it easy to talk to him and get feedback on ideas I may have for a project.


Tony Biggar
Art Director & Animator - Daktronics Creative Services
February 4, 2009

Nick is a wonderfully generous Production Manager. He is a great asset to any project as he welcomes honest critique and input. He is also not afraid to get his own hands dirty to get the project done. I am thankful to work with someone that is as thoughtful and as talented as he is.


Brian Casabella
Senior Art Director - Thompson & Company
February 3, 2009

Great attention to detail and great attitude to work with


Mark Eisenstadt
Professional Services Manager - Daktronics
February 3, 2009

Nick is a very astute professional who is capable of acting as a much needed bridge and translator between marketers and artists. His ability to work in both circles allows for maximum cooperation and the highest possible quality.


Adam Robinson
Animator - Daktronics
February 3, 2009

Nick is a talented artist and graphic designer as well as a very dependable project manager. He understands many aspects of graphic design and animation further enhancing his skills as the excellent project manager that he is. I also enjoy working with Nick because he is an easy person to talk to and work with making every job we work on together that much smoother.


Steve Witten
Vice President & Marketing Manager at Auburn Network
February 3, 2009

Nick is always courteous and professional when my operation calls on him for LED graphics assistance. He and his staff work quickly and follow instructions and produce great looking animations.


Pat Merna
Senior Manager, Corporate Partnership Services - Memphis Grizzlies
February 3, 2009

I worked with Nick in relation to our LED campaign with the Memphis Grizzlies. The work required during that time line is at the busiest point in the season with tight deadlines, ever-changing sponsor needs, and a high level of quality needed for the product. Not only was Nick able to deliver he was able to make multiple and complete adjustments to ensure we were ready for opening night and beyond!


Anna Johnson-Mentele
Production Scheduler and Digital Artist - Daktronics Creative Services
February 3, 2009

Nick is hard working and is a good communicator. Nick is respected by his co-workers for his willingness to help anytime he can. His skills, ambition, and "can do" attitude are an asset to any team.


Mark D. Colone
Vice President - Signature Sports Group
February 3, 2009

When I was introduced to Nick, I immediately was put at ease on a technical project that was time consuming. Our company had paid a large sum of money to produce video programming for a collegiate basketball video program.

The person who produced the video did what he was asked to do, but with the new video programming on the multi-million dollar scoreboard, the technical director at the facility erred in his production request. Thankfully, we were able to produce a high quality video program to support the team and excite the fans do to Nick's ability to take a "mosh pit" of collateral and develop what was necessary for video release. He understood the task at hand, made a recommendation, re-built what we gave him and delivered a sound finished product.

In other words, for a fair price and a ton of work on his part at Keyframe, he bailed us out and we looked like heroes. Everyone needs a cape. Nick was ours!

How can you not want to work with a guy like Nick?


Kate Mastin
Director of Operations at Crimson Tide Sports Marketing
February 3, 2009

Nick is awesome. Turns everything around quickly and it always looks great.


Craig Miller
President at FTI Advertising
February 3, 2009

I have worked with Nick many times over the last (5) years. He has directed projects that my company has worked on for several major league stadiums and professional sports teams such as: The Atlanta Falcons. Tampa Bay Rays, Phillies and Reds just to name a few.

He has also worked as a liason between the graphics produced by my company and corporations such as VISA, Verizon and United Airlines.

He is very proficient at his position and can adapt to any situation.


Fred Doremus
Account Manager - Daktronics Creative Services
February 3, 2009

I've had the pleasure to supervise Nick for a couple of years now. He continues to impress with his attention to detail, excellent work ethic and willingness to go beyond the call of duty if the situation dictates. I feel fortunate to have Nick as the leader of our team of creative artists.


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