Co-Founder and Board Member
Nick focuses on direct private investments at Ziff Capital Partners where he feels fortunate to work with a group of terrific, purpose-inspired companies. Formerly, he was the CEO of Thanyapura, a destination resort offering programs through its Olympic-class sports training center, meditation center, integrative health center, and affiliated International Baccalaureate school. Once upon a time (2007), in the land before children (twin daughters), Nick and his wife participated in a long-term, silent retreat in conjunction with The Shamatha Project, the first major scientific study on meditation. Nick is trained as a teacher in Jon Kabat Zinn's Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.
"The thought gives rise to word and deed,
Word and deed develop into habit
Habit hardens into character,
And character drives destiny.
So attend to the thought with care,
And let it spring with love
Born out of concern for all beings." Unattributed
"As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives." Ralph Waldo Emerson