Nicholas is an American Entrepreneur who, after departing Wall Street in 2013, is known for reverse-engineering hiring technology to better equip job seekers & developing a holistic digital growth agency focused on founder disconnection. He currently lives between Miami, Chicago, and Mexico City.
Nicholas Crown is an American entrepreneur first known for reverse-engineering popular hiring technology, known as ATS. He is an advocate of improving the candidate experience for job seekers and improving HR's ability to source the right candidates using AI.
Recently, he launched the growth platform, Amoeba, leveraging his expert knowledge of iterative growth and organic ranking strategies.
Nicholas started his career as a pit clerk in the crude oil trading ring at the New York Mercantile Exchange in 2005 where he learned from the legendary oil trader, Mark Fisher. He later joined Barclays Capital on their repo trading desk in London as an analyst, later relocating to New York to switch into the rapidly growing basis trading desk.
In 2011, he was recruited to build a greenfield basis trading desk at the Swiss investment bank, UBS, in Stamford, CT and later, New York. Using UBS's in-house development team and a strategic partnership with an outdated trading platform, Nicholas built a co-located, fiber optic spread trading business from the ground-up. He signed flagship hedge funds, such as Millennium and Citadel to this platform and was rapidly managing trade sizes of upward to a billion dollars. He left Wall Street in 2013 to travel and build his first business, a rudimentary form of what is now Resume Atelier.
Outside of work, Nicholas is an award-winning guitarist and lover of travel, often relocating every year to spur new business ideation.
Nicholas is a graduate of Cornell University, cum laude.
Background & Expertise
Aug 2021 - Present
Generating over 40M impressions per week with popular sketch "Rich vs Really Rich" available across all major social media platforms.
Oct 2020 - Present
Amoeba is the easiest way to grow your business organically and beyond. Amoeba has a unique SEO platform alongside a full digital marketing suite.
Feb 2016 - Present
FOUNDER, RESUME ATELIER
Resume Atelier is the first firm to keep candidates on pace with the advancements in hiring technology used by employers.
Aug 2011 - Nov 2014
DIRECTOR, FIXED INCOME ARBITRAGE, UBS
Designed and launched new product offering for mean reversion and RV hedge funds with an average trade size of $500M. Built, trained, and coached team on supporting high-touch client business.
Apr 2007 - Aug 2011
VP, FUTURES, BARCLAYS CAPITAL
Tinkered with early fixed income spread-trading technology.
EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
Sep 2004 - Jun 2008
Graduated cum laude with a major in Applied Economics and Finance.
"Success isn't convenient."
DONOR, SEARCH & CARE
A charitable organization based in New York City dedicated to helping aged, displaced individuals rehabilitate and stay off the streets.
DONOR, ALPHA DELTA PHI
An international literary and fraternal organization.