Nick Ellis currently works for Amazon Web Services (AWS) advising leading Silicon Valley startups. He previously consulted with companies ranging from Y Combinator-backed startups to global staffing agencies to maritime shipyards located across America. Prior he served as VP of Innovation at TrueBlue, a $2BN+/year staffing firm listed on the NYSE, where he reported to the CEO and Board of Directors. Prior to TrueBlue, Nick founded Job Rooster, a software company focused on reducing unemployment that was acquired by TrueBlue for $15M. Early in his career, Nick advised California cities on the issuance of over $400 million in municipal bonds as an investment banker. Nick is a Fellow at the Aspen Institute, and has been recognized for his work as a White House Fellow finalist, a New Leaders Council Fellow, and a West Coast Venture Capital Fellow. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics (MSc) and Stanford University (BA), where he captained the men's Division I water polo to consecutive NCAA championships. He resides in Alameda, CA with his wife and twins.