Nick Ellis

Nick is a serial social entrepreneur focused on solving public interest problems through business model innovation. He previously served as VP of Innovation at TrueBlue, a $2BN+/year NYSE-traded blue-collar staffing firm, where he reported to the CEO and Board of Directors.

Prior to TrueBlue, Nick founded Job Rooster, a software company focused on reducing unemployment that was acquired by TrueBlue. Early in his career, Nick advised California cities on the issuance of over $400 million in municipal bonds as an investment banker. Between 2011-2013 he served as the appointed District 8 representative to the San Francisco Parks & Recreation Open Space Advisory Committee.

In 2013 Nick was selected as a White House Fellow finalist. In 2010, he was named a New Leaders Council Fellow and a West Coast Venture Capital Fellow for his work as a social entrepreneur. Nick is a graduate of the London School of Economics (MSc), where he was elected Class Representative, and Stanford University (BA), where he captained the men’s water polo team to consecutive NCAA Division I championships.