Howard Nicholson, II

Howard Nicholson, II

Sr. Director, Growth & Strategy

Howard is a four-year member of the MKYF Board and spearheaded the foundation’s foray into STEM with the adoption and sponsorship of a local area high school NSBE, Jr. Chapter. In his current role as Sr. Director, Growth & Strategy for NTT, Inc. (a global IT company) , Howard is responsible for driving growth initiatives across NTT Group’s operating companies with a focus on organic and inorganic revenue and profitability growth, and the expansion of NTT’s industry vertical and horizontal solutions and services to NTT’s customers across the globe. Howard previously headed NTT DATA’s Digital Business Consulting practice where he managed a P&L centered on selling and delivery digital strategy and transformation consulting services to global brands.

Before joining NTT, Howard held leadership positions in strategy and operations consulting with management consultancies (including Booz & Company, now PwC Strategy&) where he helped maximize the business returns of blue-chip commercial sector companies in diverse industries, and in IT management where he led multi-million-dollar IT initiatives for companies that included ALCOA, Inc., and Ryder System.

Howard holds an MBA (Corporate Strategy) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Business, an MS, MIS, from Florida International University, a BS, Industrial Management, from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and has completed post-graduate studies in e-Business from Johns Hopkins University. Committed to service, Howard is a mentor to early-stage start-ups through the Maryland Technology Council’s Venture Mentoring Program, a long-standing Deacon at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church (Rockville, Maryland), and is an officer and active member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

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