Nik is responsible for capital raising at Plankton. In addition to his role at Plankton, he is a Professor at NYU Stern Business School, teaching a course in Value Investing. He also serves as a Senior Fellow at the Environmental Defense Fund, is on the Board of Trustees for NYU Law School and the Advisory Board for the Institute for Policy Integrity.
Prior to joining Plankton, Nik was a Partner at JANA Partners, a multi-billion dollar event-driven investment fund where he spent twelve years. Nik spent 16 years on the buyside. Prior to that, he ran a small start-up. Nik began his career in investment banking at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette.
Nik received a JDA/MBA from NYU Law School & NYU Stern Business School and a BA, honors and distinction, in Economics from UNC Chapel Hill. He also completed a Certificate in Sustainable Finance from Columbia University.