Named a C-Level Visionary by Folio and featured in the book Upstarts! How GenY Entrepreneurs Are Rocking the World of Business, Nick Palazzo is a digital marketing innovator and executive with expertise in content development, technology asset management, and rapid business expansion. He has been featured on The Today Show and in several print and digital publications, including The New York Times, Sports Business Daily, Forbes, and Crain’s Cleveland Business.
Presently guiding the advisory firm and business incubator NP Ventures, Nick Palazzo assists partner companies with marketing, growth strategies, and key decision-making. He has cultivated a network of relationships with prominent athletes and global brands throughout his career, including Nike, New Balance, Under Armour, and Gatorade. He leverages these connections to help NP Ventures portfolio companies execute plans aligned with their strategic corporate vision. Mr. Palazzo is also experienced in M&A analysis, turnaround management, and new market development and entry.
A former collegiate athlete, Mr. Palazzo strives to help young athletes reach their full potential through his work with the 2×2 Foundation. He launched the nonprofit in 2020 and has already partnered with underserved communities and schools to fund sport leagues, instructional camps, facility upgrades, and scholarships. Nick Palazzo oversees all capital raising and operational leadership for the 2×2 Foundation.
In addition, Mr. Palazzo has served on the board of advisors for Sports Innovation Lab and the global advisory board for DocuSign. He also regularly attends industry conferences and has been invited to present keynote addresses at the OMMA Global and Niche Digital & Media Conferences, among many other national events.
Prior to launching his career, Mr. Palazzo graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in economics. A four-year varsity football player, he was part of the first undefeated Ivy League championship team since 1913 (2001)and was nominated for the William V. Campbell Trophy and inducted into the National Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame.