Monday, Meet Nick | Nisolo

Monday, Meet Nick

We hope you’re having a great Monday! In today’s edition of our “Monday Meet” series, we would like to introduce you to the third founding member of Nisolo, Nick Meyer. So, this Monday, Meet Nick:

Nick hails from Austin, TX where he has spent the majority of his life. He did his undergraduate work in Forth Worth, TX at TCU, obtaining his BBA in Marketing. Upon graduating from TCU, Nick headed down to Nisolo’s birthplace, Trujillo, Peru, where he spent the next year volunteering at Sinergia, a local micro-finance organization. Sinergia’s focus is on empowering local business women, giving them an opportunity to invest in their business, and in turn better provide for themselves and their family. It was through Sinergia that Nick became acquainted with the original founder of Nisolo, Patrick Woodyard.

[caption id="attachment_343" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Nick with Sinergia clients in the Wichanzao community in Trujillo, Peru"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_348" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Nick interviewing a Sinergia client before administering a loan"][/caption]

After Nick’s year in Peru, he came back to Austin to do project management for a local start up. It was one day through a “gchat” conversation with Patrick that Nick was first introduced to the idea of what would become Nisolo. With a passion for the talented people of Peru, Nick was intrigued and motivated by the idea and vision that Patrick had for Nisolo. After a multitude of conversations, Nick was excited to hop on board with the development of Nisolo. As Nick notes, “now more than ever, you are starting to see that businesses can make a sustainable impact with the way they carry out their operations. This concept is something that should excite consumers. Now, they not only have an opportunity to purchase a stylish and quality product that they demand, but they also have a chance to make a legitimate impact and be part of a really cool story with that purchase.” Among other things, this is what initially drew Nick to Nisolo. He also points to the long term vision of Nisolo as one of the motivating factors. “There is so much talent in the world we live in. What a great opportunity to make an impact all over the world, not just Trujillo, Peru. Connecting quality products of talented, yet impoverished workers to the consumer will always be a win-win. The more we can do that, the better.”

[caption id="attachment_344" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Nick with Patrick at the Nisolo kick-off event in Oxford, MS"][/caption]

In his free time, Nick is an avid sports fan and also loves traveling, joking around, being active, and fantasy sports (dork). He stays true to his alma mater, the TCU Horned Frogs, and with condolences to the 2011 Texas Rangers, he is also a diehard St. Louis Cardinals fan. His travels have taken him all over North America, Western Europe, and many of the hot spots in Peru. He has enjoyed everywhere he has been, and as he explains, “every place has something different and unique about it. That’s the best part about traveling; you get to see not only the different geographies around the world, but also the diversities of each culture. That’s why no matter where you go, traveling seems to be one of those things that will never get old.” I think we can agree with you on that one, Nicholas.

[caption id="attachment_347" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Nick at a charity crawfish boil with his team that ran in an overnight relay race, raising money to help cure a rare disease called Batten disease"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_346" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Nick rafting with a group from Peru Mission in Huaraz, Peru"][/caption]

We couldn’t be more grateful to have a person like Nick on the Nisolo team. We hope you enjoyed getting a glimpse into the life of another member of Nisolo in this edition of our “Monday, Meet” series!

Thanks again for “Meeting Nick this Monday!”

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