The Executive Summary:
Nick Leighton, CEO of The Alternative Board Orange County in Newport Beach and Founder / CEO of NettResults International (www.NettResultsLLC.com), is a seasoned entrepreneur and international marketing executive who has represented Fortune 500 companies, SMB’s, non-profit organizations, celebrities, political leaders and members of royalty.
Over the past 20+ years Nick has worked in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. As an entrepreneur he has founded, started and sold multiple companies and advised countless others.
Nick settled in Orange County in 2004, has an Entrepreneurial wife, and two children.
More about Nick:
Nick is also a Professor at Chapman University in Orange County, California where he lectures graduate and post-graduate classes in Consulting, Coaching and Strategic Corporate Communications. He is co-author of the crisis communications book CRISIS COMMUNICATION: practical PR strategies for reputation management and company survival, which was published by Kogan Page in December 2008.
Before setting up NettResults International, Nick founded (in November 1999) and 12 years later sold an award winning independent PR agencies in the Middle East (NettResults Middle East) with offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah and California.
Nick has also worked client side and was the Marketing Communications Director for APC (American Power Conversion) covering the United Kingdom, Eastern Europe and the Middle East with budget responsibly of over $50 million per annum.
Nick’s first degree was in psychology, and he followed this with an MBA from Leicester Business School in the United Kingdom, a center of excellence in marketing. He also has a diploma in marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK.
– Don’t mention: stalkers, acting career in North Carolina or being chased through the cobble stoned streets of Prague.
– Do mention: parties in Hugh Heffner’s Playboy Mansion, his first business while he was at a British boarding school, writing and scuba diving.