Nick showed that no topic was too hard to learn. His ability to learn fast, and to implement that professionally, are what makes him a great research project manager. His strategic mindset enables him to always see a situation from a “bird’s eye” view and map out situation in ways that help the project’s execution process. Nick’s outstanding analytical abilities and commitment have enabled him to take on increasingly difficult challenges with significant success.
Dr. Shay Hershkovitz
Wikistrat Chief Strategy Officer
Nick’s capabilities go well beyond the organization skills and competencies required of a program manager — he is also a thoughtful political analyst in his own right, consistently adding insight and vision to all the projects we have worked on together. Nick is not only an asset to any team, he has the smooth competency that allows him to shepherd complex undertakings to a successful conclusion. He’s a rare talent and I can’t recommend him highly enough.
Former Director at Eurasia Group, former Chief Operating Officer at Control Risks
Nick is an excellent communicator over a wide variety of media and his meticulous attention to detail created a productive and efficient work environment. Whenever I was working on a multi-faceted project, I was always pleased to find that Nick Ottens was serving as project manager. I knew it would be a productive and enjoyable experience.
Africa-Global Health Analyst
He knows how to motivate people to action, in a way that also make it pleasant to work with him. I wish that every project I was involved with, would have a project manager like Nick.
Co-Founder of TeleBuddy
His track record of having contributed in a great fashion to the expansion of Wikistrat’s business, with dozen of clients, the management of hundreds of simulations and the work of thousands of analysts from across the globe, are all the proofs you need that Nick is a formidable project manager, and not only, as his own analytical output is always of top quality.
Co-Founder of XPOT – Experiences of Tomorrow
In our work at Wikistrat, Nick always communicated objectives clearly and helped everyone on the team realize those objectives. He proved adept at navigating challenges in a way that kept everyone engaged and productive. He could also be counted on to enrich content thanks to his analytical chops and deep understanding of political dynamics in Western societies.