Nick Rosa is a Managing Director of Cultivian Sandbox and Co-founder and Managing Director of Sandbox Industries. Prior to forming Sandbox, Nick led the buyout and served as CEO of The NutraSweet Company, the first branded food ingredient. As a senior executive at Monsanto, he led the Nutrition and Consumer Products division, overseeing NutraSweet, the consumer Lawn and Garden Business, and Kelco food ingredients business. Nick also served as a Senior Vice President and Advisor to the Board of Directors at Monsanto. Previously, Nick held senior executive positions at Searle and has experience with Masonite Corporation and Baxter. He has lived and worked in several countries, including Kuwait, Switzerland and France.
Nick serves as an advisor to several companies, such as Marbles: The Brain Store, doggyloot, Lab42 and TechStars Chicago. Nick has also been involved with numerous civic organizations (Perspectives Charter School, Hull House, Working in the Schools, The Museum of Science and Industry, and Chicago Sister Cities) and commercial organizations (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.