President, Global Plumbing Group
Nick is president, Global Plumbing Group (GPG). The GPG was formed in the summer of 2016, and includes Moen in addition to several premium and luxury plumbing brands. In his role, Nick will leverage the GPG platform to take advantage of opportunities within the plumbing business and accelerate the segment’s growth.
Nick joined Fortune Brands in June 2015 as senior vice president – global growth and development. In that position, he focused on partnering with senior leaders across Fortune Brands to identify, assess and execute opportunities to grow our businesses around the world.
Nick has more than 16 years of international and consumer brand experience with an expertise in strategy, mergers and acquisitions and law. Prior to coming to Fortune Brands, he worked at Beam Suntory, Inc., where he was the president of Asia Pacific and South America, leading eight operating units in 45 markets throughout the region including Brazil, India, China and Australia. In that role, Nick led the return of the business to market share growth in its core Australian business, as well as across all other measured markets, while also leading the integration of the Suntory operating units in the region into the legacy Beam business.
Before that, Nick was chief strategy officer and senior vice president of strategy and corporate development for Beam Inc. He also served as the managing director of Beam Global Canada where he led an acceleration of the business resulting in multiple years of market-beating growth.
Nick first joined Beam Global Spirits & Wine as its associate general counsel in 2006. He began his legal career at Bell, Boyd and Lloyd in Chicago where he was a partner in the corporate practice group.
Nick has a Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University and an undergraduate degree from the Institut d'Etudes des Relations Internationales, in Paris, France.