Nicholas de Wolff

Sustainable Business Activist and Digital Media / Brand Strategy Leader in Los Angeles, California

Nicholas de Wolff

Sustainable Business Activist and Digital Media / Brand Strategy Leader in Los Angeles, California

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.

Nicholas is a digital marketing pioneer who has developed ground-breaking campaigns for Disney, the Jim Henson Company, Lexus, 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 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.

As Executive Director for the non-profit Oregon Story Board, Nicholas reorganized and refocused the nascent State program. He developed 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 half a million dollars in the first 5 months of operation.

During his tenure, Nicholas also launched 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.

Under Nicholas’ guidance, a small local single day event grew into NFFTY: the world’s largest youth film festival, annually screening more than 200 youth films from around the world.

In addition to his passion for digital communication and creativity, Nicholas has been a sustainability and economic influencer for many years, helping to establish the Sustainability Commission (which he eventually chaired), driving urban policy on issues relating to the environment, human capital, transportation, energy, and more. He has subsequently advised numerous global non-profits and government entities, and has sat on the Boards of a variety of organizations including the American Lung Association and Crisnic.

He currently lives in Burbank, California with his wife and daughter, where everybody wakes up to sunny days, but dreams of a little rain.

  • Education
    • Charterhouse School
    • Duke University