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Nick Oberhouse

CEO at D.A.W.G.S., Inc.

Nick grew up on his family’s Christmas tree farm and landscaping business. Each spring, fall, and summer break would involve landscaping or working in the garden center to help customers find plants for their yard, while each winter break included cutting Christmas trees and plowing snow. His first “hourly wage” was $1.00, and he continued to earn raises in the increments of $1 until graduating high school, when he made an astounding $12.00 per hour.

Nick’s family set an admirable example of how to be an upstanding citizen within a community—not only by providing long term employment, but also by helping through the construction of parks, schools, and other special projects.

Before joining NextGen, Nick was running a consulting team for private and public businesses. His clients ranged in size from $100 million to $23 billion in sales, and crossed professional services, manufacturing, technology, healthcare, and government operations. His 40 person team was focused on delivering software solutions that helped clients operate more efficiently.

Nick received a BSBA from Ohio State, and an MBA from Chicago Booth.

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