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Nick Steward

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My Background

Nicholus Steward is a problem solver who has used his persistence and tenacity to get results in the military, the business world, and in the nonprofit sector. Passionate about helping others reach their potential, he focuses on providing access to the internet, technology, and education to people around the world.

As a 3rd generation Veteran of the US Military, Nick is wired to build teams and accomplish missions. He has been to nearly 30 countries and lived outside of the United States for 15 years. His global perspective gives him a well rounded understanding of the telecommunications challenges that are faced by the majority of the world. Nick has built networks in rural America as well as in southern Africa. From planning network topologies, negotiating leases and making financial projections; to terminating ethernet cables, configuring routers and climbing cell phone towers, Nick takes an active hands on approach to all of the projects he is involved in. A unique combination of life lessons, education, and work experience have given Nick a unique outlook on life and creative approach to those he serves. 

Nicholus received a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Management and Operations from Liberty University. He also holds an Associates degree in Computer Science from the College of Southern Maryland and a Bachelor's degree in Network and System Administration/Administration from the University of Maryland Global Campus. 

Check out my FREE "Nick's Travel Tips" brochure to get some of the tips and tricks that I use when moving around the world!

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My Experience

Background & Expertise

Business development manager,
Open Broadband LLC

April 2021 - Dec 2023

I am responsible for managing/developing critical business partnerships, generating new sales leads, negotiating client pricing, and forecast sales revenue, all to support helping Open Broadband in maximizing profits while meeting our mission to provide internet service to underserved communities. I work to land large projects and turn them over to our local teams for implementation.

In this roll I am able to leverage my previous life and work experience to develop creative solutions for our current and future customers. My focus is across the entire Open Broadband footprint, and includes expansion into new markets as well. In addition to managing our telemedicine efforts, I also formed and oversee our Indigenous Communities Broadband Initiative.

Skills gained, developed, or strengthened:

Fixed Wireless · Business Planning · Written Communication · Presentations · Stakeholder Management · Presentation Skills · Telecommunications · Market Analysis · Technology Implementation · Account Management · Sales Management · Priority Management · Communication · Strategic Thinking · New Business Opportunities · Interpersonal Skills · Sales · IT Strategy · Risk Management · Vendor Management · Marketing · Project Management · Business Strategy · Public Relations · Business Development · Logistics Management · Digital Marketing · Customer Relationship Management (CRM) · Critical Thinking · Leadership · Local Area Network (LAN) · Business Analysis

Co-Founder and Director, Swazi Bridge Project

June 2015 - June 2022

Currently working on the development of a telecommunications network to provide increased connectivity and digital inclusion to the Swazi people.

Skills gained, developed, or strengthened:
Project planning and management
International logistics
Personnel management
International relations
International business development consulting
Cell phone tower climbing
LAN and WAN network management
Non government organization management
Coalition building

Partner and Tech Guy, CP Local Events

January 2018- April 2023

I act as the architect of CP Local Events. Logos, graphics, web design, marketing planning and implementation, as well as the strategic planning of the events themselves. My business partner Chris manages vendors, securing sponsors, and the logistics of our events.

Contributor, African Tech Round-Up

October 2016 - May 2020

I provide insights on technology developments in the United States which have an impact on the Continent of Africa.

Skills gained, developed, or strengthened:
Audio editing
Video editing
Conversational interviewing

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What I’ve Learned

BS, University of Maryland University College

2015 - 2018

Network and System Administration/Administrator, UMUC Computing Club

AS, College of Southern Maryland

2015 - 2018

Computer Science

BS, Liberty University

2003 - 2005

Business Administration, Management and Operations

Roanoke Bible College

2002 - 2003

Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology

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My Skills

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Fun in the kitchen


"There are two equalizers in life - the Internet & education."
-John Chambers, Former Cisco CEO

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