Team Member

Nick Rosa

Nick Rosa is a Managing Partner and Co-CEO of Sandbox Industries and a Managing Director of Cultivian Sandbox. Nick is currently a Board Member of Chicago Innovation and represents Cultivian Sandbox on the Board of Directors of Nuritas and Geltor.

Prior to founding Sandbox, Nick led the buyout and served as CEO of The NutraSweet Company, which produced 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 the Kelco food ingredients business. Nick also served as a Senior Vice President and Advisor to the Board of Directors at Monsanto. Nick has held senior executive positions at Searle and has experience with Masonite Corporation and Baxter, as well as living and working in several countries, including Kuwait, Switzerland and France.

Nick has served as an advisor to several companies, such as Oncology Analytics, Marbles: The Brain Store, doggyloot, Lab42 and TechStars Chicago. Nick has also supported numerous civic organizations including Perspectives Charter School, Hull House, Working in the Schools, The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago Sister Cities and 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.