Nicholas Gassier

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Cofounder of startup with fully developed concept - just need engineer to pilot product
Nicholas's Skills
Business Development
Strategy
Sales
Design
Finance
Fundraising
Legal
Marketing
Operations
Product Management
Public Relations
Recruiting
Technical
User Experience
Background

About Nicholas

Developed the concept (product plan, business model/plan, market identification, market appetite for our product) of our startup fully; found partners to help launch and execute pilot phase. Our team had to separate due to visa expiration of one of our engineers. We are looking to replace him with another to pick up from where we left.

Quote

Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart - Marcus Aurelius

Work Experience

Brand Ambassador

Artesian Wine Agency

January 2017 - Today

As a Brand Ambassador for Artesian Wines (an agency that promotes five select fine French wines imported to the US), and its sole representative for the US market, my role encompasses business development, market strategy, supply chain management and customer relations. In any given day, I can be negotiating incentive plans on the phone with one client, preparing a presentation for a sales team training with another client, creating an Excel model for product depletion analysis, before meeting over dinner a Spanish winemaker to speculate about market trends. My favorite part of the job (apart from drinking wine for work!) is the huge range of people I get to talk to. I am exposed to both CEOs of national distributing companies and their on-ground sales reps; sommeliers of hole-in-the-wall bistros to Michelin-starred establishments; winemakers from all over the world, wine consultants in tiny, hyper-specialized retail shops to large national accounts. Getting to know so many people from such different backgrounds, with drastically varying perspectives of the same market, is incredibly enriching.

Education

Sciences-Po Paris

Masters in Finance and Business Strategy

2012 - 2015