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Nick Rosa

Managing Director, Sandbox Industries

Nick Rosa is Co-founder and Managing Director of Sandbox Industries. Prior to forming Sandbox, Nick led a buyout of The NutraSweet Company and served as CEO. His other experiences include senior executive positions at Monsanto and Searle, as well as experience with Masonite Corporation and Baxter. Nick has lived and worked in several countries including Kuwait, Switzerland and France. Nick serves as an advisor to several companies, including Excelerate Labs, Lab42, E-motion, Fee Fighters and Marbles The Brain Store. Nick has worked with numerous civic organizations such as Perspectives Charter School, Hull House, Working in the Schools, The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago Sister Cities and Boys and Girls Hope; additionally, he has been involved with numerous commercial organizations including The Economic Club of Chicago, The Mid America Committee, Illinois Business Roundtable, French-American Chamber of Commerce, World Economic Forum and the U.S.-China Business Council. Nick holds a B.S. in Political Science from Northern Illinois University and an MBA from DePaul University.