Nicholas is the Founder and CEO of the Drone Racing League, the premier international drone racing circuit for elite pilots. DRL builds custom racing drones which fly in excess of 80 MPH. Pilots race FPV through the most insane 3D courses ever created, including abandoned malls, NFL stadiums, and subway tunnels. Prior to DRL, Nick was the CRO of Tough Mudder, the largest mass participation running event series in the world. Before ToughMudder, he developed an interest in multicopters while the CIO of ADS, a $1.5b distributor of advanced hardware to the US government. Nick also brings his love for media production to DRL, having co-founded Leeden Media, which creates feature-length independent films. He began his career as a consultant at Bain & Company after earning a BA and MBA from Harvard University.
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