Data Scientist, Computer Scientist, and Director of Engineering in Charlotte, NC
Nick Poorman is an avid sailor, entrepreneur, and computer scientist from Syracuse, New York.
Although his degree of study is in computer science, he is specialized in the field of cyber security. He has been featured in the Oswego News article "Cyber Security" in Feburary 2010 and the Lake E-ffect article "Prof and Students Take on Computer Intruders in Classified Project" by the Oswego Alumni Association in April 2010. Nick spent most of his college working in the Cyber Sciences branch at the Air Force Research Lab in Rome, NY.
His entrepreneurial work has also landed him in many articles such as the The Palladium Times newspaper as well as the Campus Update article "Fast Startup, Oswego team develops business, app in 54 hours" in November 2011. Early in 2012, Nick along with his co-founders were featured in many newspapers around Troy, NY for winning first place at the Tech Valley Startup Weekend with their venture PayWithMe.
During his final year of college, Nick co-founded a revolutionary new company as COO, Regattable, Inc., out of Syracuse, NY that's designing and manufacturing ultra portable sailboats. Regattable was awarded top honors in the Syracuse incubator program, the Student Sandbox. Regattable has been at the center of many newspapers and magazines since.
In the fall of 2013, Nick decided to get away from the frozen tundra that is Syracuse and move to Wilmington, NC. Nick is creator of the machine learning algorithms and backend systems that power the recommendation technology behind Wilmington based Next Glass (later rebranded as Untappd). Next Glass was recently featured on the App Store as one of the "Best New Apps" while receiving attention from major news outlets such as CNN, USA Today, Forbes, NBC, Tech Crunch, Life Hacker, Engadget, and Fox 5.
Nick has held officer positions as a Bridge Officer (Lt.) of the Cape Fear Sail and Power Squadron Executive Committee, Vice President of Production of Rockin' Recipes, and later President of ‘Cuse Cuisine. He was also involved with the Computer Science Association holding positions as Social Chairman and Treasurer.
In his spare time he enjoys sailing the coast of North Carolina out of Seapath Yacht Club and the beautiful Henderson Harbor on Lake Ontario where he has spent many of his summers teaching sailing. He has sailed in regattas such as the Jr. Olympics, LYRA, the Hospice Charity Cup, and Oswego Yacht Club's Wednesday night summer series.