Nicholas de Wolff

Advisor and Economic Development Lead in Los Angeles, California

Nicholas de Wolff

Advisor and Economic Development Lead in Los Angeles, California

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A passionate advocate for long-term business growth driven by innovation, marketing, and IP development, Nicholas de Wolff has served as an advisor and mentor to individuals, corporations, non-profits, and governments around the world.

As Executive Director for the non-profit Oregon Story Board, Nicholas reorganized and refocused the nascent program, including developing a business plan built on public-private partnerships that resulted in 10 corporate partnerships and sponsorship agreements in a matter of a few months, saving the State of Oregon more than $500,000.00 in the first year. During his tenure, Nicholas also launched innovative business incubation and acceleration programs for startups throughout the Northwest, doubling the State’s 2-year job creation and business establishment goals, all within less than a year.

As Senior Advisor to NFFTY, Nicholas helped to grow the organization into the world’s largest youth film festival and expo. Under his guidance, the organization grew from a single day event to a 4-day international showcase, annually screening more than 200 award-winning youth films from around the world.

For the City of Burbank, Nicholas chaired the city’s Sustainability Commission, driving policy on issues relating to the environment, human capital, transportation, energy, and more. Other non-profits and government entities that Nicholas has advised include: London Transport, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, The American Lung Association, The Los Angeles Charter High School for the Arts, Fashion Acts, The CMO Institute, The Lycée International de Los Angeles, and The Business Marketing Association, among many others.

Nicholas is a digital marketing pioneer who developed ground-breaking online properties for clients including Disney, the Jim Henson Company, Lexus, FX Networks, LucasArts, and Sony. The founder of City Arts Project, the world’s first 3D online arts community, Nicholas ran the Los Angeles Performing Arts Festival for several years, in addition to directing several Ovation Award winning theatrical productions.

Former Chief Marketing Officer at Technicolor, Nicholas has been a keynote speaker at industry conferences worldwide. Co-founder and inaugural Governor of the Producers Guild of America’s New Media Council, Nicholas was inducted in to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 2002, where he has served on the Jury for the Emmy Awards for several years.

  • Education
    • Charterhouse School
    • Duke University