Hello, nice to meet you. Let me introduce myself. My favorite dog is a Westi. These days you might find me changing diapers. When I was little I wanted to be a country singer, but now I'm happy to be at Echo&Co. Did you know that one of the other folks here wanted to be an Olympic gymnast ?
Nicco co-founded Echo&Co, then EchoDitto, in 2004. He is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and consultant to Fortune 1000 companies and one of America's leading forecasters of business, politics, and culture in our fast-moving digital age.
Nicco is also the author of The End of Big: How The Internet Makes David The New Goliath, was published by St. Martin's Press. In it, he explores the consequences of living in a socially connected society, drawing upon his years of experience as an innovator in politics and technology.
Born to Foreign Service parents, Nicco spent his early years in Asia and Africa before graduating from the College of William and Mary in Virginia with a bachelor's degree in government. He then worked for several high-profile advocacy organizations where he pioneered the use of social media as a galvanizing force for fundraising. As webmaster for Governor Howard Dean's 2004 presidential bid, Nicco and the campaign team popularized the use of technology and social media that revolutionized political fundraising and reshaped American politics.
Since his early days as one of Esquire Magazine's "Best and Brightest" in America, Nicco has been a sought-after innovator, media commentator, and speaker. He serves on a number of private and nonprofit boards, including the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. Nicco is also co-founder of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival and is currently the director of Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy.