Nick Swisher

Director, Marketing, Communications and Events


Nick Swisher was one of the four founders of the IDEA Center and currently serves as its first director of marketing, communications and events.

Prior to joining the University of Notre Dame in 2017, Swisher worked in the same role for six years at the University of Utah's Technology Commercialization Office during the time when it was the top academic commercialization office in the United States. 

Prior to that, Swisher worked in three startup companies at the onset of their operations, one of which went on to IPO in 2021 for over $300 million.

Before joining the world of startups and entrepreneurs, Swisher worked for Utah Governor Gary Herbert in special projects while also getting his master's degree. Before that he worked for Nelson Motivation, a consultancy, for eight years and in the U.S. Senate for two.