Nick Tzitzon is Executive Vice President, Marketing and Communications, for business software market leader SAP. He leads the company’s 2,000 marketing, communications and CSR professionals in shaping the world’s 21st most valuable brand.
Reporting directly to SAP CEO Bill McDermott, Nick is senior advisor to the SAP management committee on a full range of business topics. He leads initiatives pertaining to corporate strategy, portfolio, investor relations and business development.
Before joining SAP, Nick was senior vice president and chief operating officer at Bronner, a boutique management consultancy focused on helping public sector agencies to run better. His client engagements focused on strategy, change management and employee engagement. He also led the firm’s marketing and communications, successfully growing the practice and creating a national ecosystem of subject matter experts.
A former public official with local, state and federal government experience, Nick has broad expertise in communications and public policy. He served as chief of staff in the Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs, a U.S. federal agency with 1,000 employees charged with distributing $3 billion per year in grant funding to enhance public safety. He also served under U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson as deputy director of state and local public relations.
Prior to his federal service, Nick served in numerous capacities in Massachusetts state government, most recently as director of gubernatorial appointments for then-Governor Mitt Romney. He also served in the administration of former Governor and U.S. Ambassador to Canada Paul Cellucci.
Nick is a former adjunct faculty member of DePaul University’s Public Relations and Advertising program and a frequent on-air contributor to major broadcast outlets including XM/Sirius Satellite Radio, WGN and WLS in Chicago.
With a long history of civic involvement, Nick is an active supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association and is a member of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA). He received his Bachelor’s degree in government from Suffolk University in Boston.