First things first, Sal is actually a truncated version of Salvatoriello that Nick goes by to save you the trouble of struggling to spell it. This act of shortening his last name just so others have an easier time speaks volumes about Nick’s character.
Nick hails form Hanover, New Hampshire and is the 6th of 11 children. The large family atmosphere was undoubtedly influential in his upbringing, and taught Nick how to get along in large groups. This may seem like a hectic environment to most, but Nick views this as a blessing that has helped shape him into the individual that he is today.
Aside from founding Versatile Sound Productions at the age of 15, Nick also excelled as a performing artist. Landing various leading and supporting dramatic roles, Nick also found time to lead his local a Capella group. [They sang “Steal my Kisses” for Ben Harper!]
After finishing high school in 2002, Nick participated in the Global Quest Program that landed him in Bangkok, Thailand. Nick explained that the program allowed him to develop an increased understanding of the international and interdependent nature of politics and problems.
Spending the remainder of his gap-year traveling the United States, Nick began his undergraduate academic career at Union College in the fall of 2003. Fostering his passion for international relations, Nick majored in Political Science.
In June 2007, Nick graduated Union with honors– securing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science–having maintained a 3.6 GPA amidst his busy schedule. He was also inducted into the Political Science Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha.
Later that summer, Nick took the position of Assistant Director of Annual Giving in Union’s Department of College Relations. Nick spent 16 months as Assistant Director, during which time he directed and managed the Class Gift campaigns for the 10 most recent Alumni classes. Nick recruited and supervised a team of 100 volunteers, who along with his administrative assistant, and four work study students, were able to raise $70,000 from 5,000 potential alumni donors.
Nick’s warm personality served him well in the field of fundraising, as he collaborated with alumni and administrators with the intention of enhancing the Union Fund’s communication and visibility both on campus and off.
While fundraising for his alma mater, Nick enrolled in the Graduate College at Union University to pursue a Masters of Business Administration with a Global Business Concentration. Nick is slated to complete his MBA in June 2009.
In February of 2009, Nick took on a new position as he amicably parted ways with the Union Fund. He worked as a consultant for Garnet River LLC, a power house Tech Firm in the Capital District, that specializes in large scale business systems/servers.
Today, Nick has relocated to Boston, Mass to join the booming internet start-up, Hubspot, as a marketing consultant.